An hour long, 80km drive or a $5,000 45-minute flight... which would you chose?
An hour long, 80km drive or a $5,000 45-minute flight... which would you chose? AAP Image/Daniel Munoz

Bronwyn Bishop spends $5,000 on 80km charter flight

LABOR is demanding an explanation from Federal Parliamentary Speaker Bronwyn Bishop after it was revealed she spent more than $5,000 on a charter flight for an 80-kilometre journey.

In total, the Liberal veteran spent $130,889.80 on official travel in the second half of last year.

The Speaker opted to take the charter plane from Melbourne to Geelong last November, rather than using her Commonwealth car.

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The estimated travel time by road is just over an hour.

The $5,227.27 cost of the trip is detailed in a six-monthly report to the Finance Department.

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