All aboard the gravy train: Ex-MP’s travel allowances to double

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The calculation of how much taxpayer money former MPs are entitled to spend on international travel will change under a statute amendment bill, to be voted on next week.

Labour’s Annette King said the change had cross-party support and was simply designed to fix a mistake in the current legislation.

Legal blogger Graeme Edgeler has estimated that the change could increase the maximum rebate from $11,000 to about $20,000 a year.

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