Election campaigns are busy times, with party leaders flying across the country to cover as many marginal seats as possible. Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce is already racking up the miles, flying to the nation’s capital yesterday solely for the purpose of the election announcement. Here he is at the Nemingha pub (yes, at a urinal) on Saturday night:
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Here he is in Canberra in the afternoon for a press conference with Fiona Nash and a photo opp with Malcolm Turnbull:
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And back in Tamworth at the end of the day for the rugby league Country v City origin match:
Happy Mother's Day at City vs Country Origin in Tamworth. pic.twitter.com/Qx6UjxAPcX
— Barnaby Joyce (@Barnaby_Joyce) May 8, 2016
And that’s a perfectly legal use of taxpayer funds to get around the country.