Flynn MP travel costs reflect size of electorate
FIGURES just released show that Flynn federal MP Ken O'Dowd spent over $65,000 in travel from July 1 to December 31 last year.
That a pretty big number when compared to members of parliament based in the cities, and it reflects to distances that need to be travelled in his widespread electorate.
Over the six month period, Mr O'Dowd's travelling allowance was $18,565; he had overseas travel expenses of $17,664.54, travel on domestic transport costs of $34,743.96; charter costs of $10,440 and car costs of $18,426.07.
He also spent $1585.21 on family travel in the six months.
His total costs add up to just under $200,000.
In comparison, Sydney MP John Alexander's total costs add up to almost 97,000 for the same six months.
Read the final report of Mr O'Dowd's expenses here.