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Julie Bishop’s travel matches beloved team’s away games

Then American vice president Joe Biden at a West Coast match with footballer Mason Cox and Julie Bishop in 2016. Picture: Mark Stewart, Herald Sun
Then American vice president Joe Biden at a West Coast match with footballer Mason Cox and Julie Bishop in 2016. Picture: Mark Stewart, Herald Sun

EXCLUSIVE: Julie Bishop spent tens of thousands of dollars over five years visiting cities around Australia on the same day her beloved West Coast Eagles played there.

But the Foreign Affairs Minister has refused to answer questions about whether she attended a string of interstate matches when she was a club director.

A Herald Sun investigation matched Ms Bishop's taxpayer-funded travel with West Coast's fixture from 2009 to 2013.

It found 17 occasions where Ms Bishop was in the same city where the Eagles played away from home, including 14 games in Melbourne.

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