Royal Australian Air Force

Ministers in the Rudd-Gillard government spent more than $4 million on VIP flights between capital cities over three years to the end of 2012, many of which appear to have been in breach of guidelines. Most of the flights were approved by the office of former defence minister Stephen Smith, who made extensive use of the special military aircraft for his own travel.

Free Trial

We’ll let you keep reading but first...

Enter your email address below to get FREE access to the best of Crikey and INQ on a 21-day trial.

By submitting this form, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions