Opposition Leader Bill Shorten spent more than $50,000 of taxpayer money for he and his family to travel in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
The $51,531 spent on Mr Shorten within six-months from January 2016 is three times more than the family travel of Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott combined during their respective election periods.
Taxpayers paid $14,441 for Mr Turnbull, his wife Lucy and their children Alex and Daisy to travel last year – a third of what it cost Mr Shorten and his family, according to The Australian.
Kevin Rudd, who became prime minister after the 2013 election, spent $20,434 on travel for him and his wife Therese and their three children during that period.
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