Joyce’s family racks up big travel bill
NATIONALS MP Barnaby Joyce charged taxpayers more than $6000 to fly his partner Vikki Campion and their young son to a conference in Western Australia.
The Australian reports Mr Joyce billed $806 for two nights' accommodation, $4880 for flights and $300 for car travel for the trio.
The conference, held in the WA town of Katanning in July last year, was dealing with pro-live sheep export.
Local media had reported that organisers didn't want Mr Joyce to attend the conference, however an informal invitation had been extended.
WA Farmers Federation president Tony York said there had been debate about whether Mr Joyce should have been asked to speak.
"There was a discussion about whether he should be invited or not and he did get an informal invitation from some of our members," Mr York said. "On the basis of that he came across and we had to find a spot (for him to speak).
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