Ley hits taxpayers $13K to pilot flights

Embattled health minister Sussan Ley’s use of taxpayer funding is again under fire following revelations she spent $13,000 to pilot private planes along busy capital city routes. Fairfax reports Ms Ley, who is a licensed commercial pilot, charged $6300 to fly from Canberra to Melbourne in July 2014 and another $7000 to travel from Canberra to Adelaide in May 2015. Ms Ley’s social media accounts indicate she was in the cockpit, Fairfax says. According to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority guidelines, commercial pilots must fly three flights every 90 days to maintain their licences. Ms Ley stood aside as the…
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