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Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles took a 2,000 kilometre round trip on a taxpayer-funded flight to watch the Cricket World Cup on Sunday in India.

The Defence Minister and Foreign Minister Penny Wong are in India to co-chair the 2nd India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.

But it has now emerged he popped into Ahmedabad, which is 1,000 kilometres away, to attend the world cup in the cricket-mad country.

His latest VIP flight comes after revelations Mr Marles’ expenses for flights have totalled nearly $3.6 million this year.

But taxpayers may never know a breakdown of the cost of the cricket trip because Mr Marles’ department has banned the publication of where ministers are flying on “security grounds”.

This is despite the fact the Defence Minister posed for photographs during the cricket game and the Indian Government put out a press release the day before he attended. 

His office confirmed he made the journey on a taxpayer-funded RAAF VIP jet for the six-hour pitstop before flying to New Delhi.

“Look who is here to support and cheer for #TeamAustralia! Our Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence @RichardMarlesMP is at, #Ahmedabad to witness #INDvsAUS #CWC2023Final,‘’ the Australian High Commissioner Philip Green said.

“It cannot get bigger than this!”

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Bobby, why do you continue to expect the ALP to meet standards that you do not also expect from the LNP?
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Afros, can you show me where any former Liberal Deputy PM flew off to the ODI World Cup anywhere as a side trip when at an important conference with a overseas politicians ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brudder_A Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 2023 at 12:20am
C'mom Bob...  You know that kriket is the most important pastime in OZ and taking pictures with the World Champs will be a reminder to the lucky ones that it was far more captivating than talking about security with some foreigners. As you will see that they will be speechless due to security requirements.

That photo will look awfully pleasant when the gran'kids come over for a visit.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Afros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 2023 at 5:59am
Originally posted by Baghdad Bob Baghdad Bob wrote:

Afros, can you show me where any former Liberal Deputy PM flew off to the ODI World Cup anywhere as a side trip when at an important conference with a overseas politicians ?

Why does it matter what the particular event was? Politicians are going to attend these type of events regardless of party, if the best you've got is this then you may as well give up, although I suspect you are incapable of seeing this along anything other than party lines.

What about these bobby, interested in your thoughts.  Luckily none of them went to a World Cup final I guess.




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