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Barnaby Joyce claimed travel allowance for 50 nights in Canberra while Parliament was not sitting

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Official expense records show Mr Joyce claimed $16,690 in travel allowance for out-of-session nights in the nation’s capital among January one & September 30, 2017.
Mr Joyce was acting Prime Minister for ten of those 50 nights.
Under the rules, Mr Joyce was entitled to appeal $276 per night for official business as Deputy Prime Minister & $565 per night as acting Prime Minister.
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In addition, Mr Joyce has easier access to government VIP charter flights as Deputy Prime Minister.

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Claims made under parliamentary entitlements from January to September final year show that further than $10,000 was spent on family travel, that is allowed so that MPs could “balance their work & family responsibilities”.
More than half of the family travel expenditure was reported from July to September, while Mr Joyce’s mistress Vikki Campion was indeed pregnant by his fifth child.
Most of the travel reported is for airfares among Mr Joyce’s home foundation of Tamworth & Canberra or Sydney.
Mr Joyce denied allegations in media reports he sexually harassed a lady in 2011 & says he reserved his legal rights on the matter.
Mr Turnbull answered “yes” while asked if he had complete confidence in Mr Joyce, who going to be acting PM else week.

Deputy PM scandal deepens: Barnaby Joyce used $10k family travel bonus while having affair

as declared in Taxpayers were found guilty by Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce for 50 nights he spent in Canberra while Parliament wasn’t sitting over the opening 9 months of 2017, according to reports.
A spokesman for the Deputy Prime Minister’s office put the high figure down to the reality regional Australian cities lack federal government offices, unlike capital cities.
On ten of the 50 nights he claimed for, Joyce was acting prime minister.
Joyce too claimed for 62 nights while federal parliament was sitting, Fairfax reports.
And there is increasing pressure on Joyce to quit before Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull leaves the country else 7 days for talks by America President Donald Trump.

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