Via The Guardian:
Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg billed taxpayers almost $5,000 to take the prime minister’s private jet on a whirlwind trip to Sydney on the night of Lachlan Murdoch’s Christmas party, leaving Canberra after 6pm, attending the Bellevue Hill soiree and then returning to the capital before 9am the next morning.
On 5 December last year, as bushfires blanketed Sydney in smoke haze, both the prime minister and treasurer attended the media heir’s mansion, Le Manoir, in the harbourside suburb.
The party was filled with celebrities, rich-listers and politicians, including Australia’s richest man, Anthony Pratt, the former NSW premier Mike Baird and the Crown casino boss, John Alexander.
The party, according to media reports, began about 5pm. Morrison and Frydenberg were in parliament until at least 6pm for the last day of the sitting year.
Flight logs published by the Department of Defence show the pair, along with ministers Peter Dutton and Stuart Robert, took the jet to Sydney at a cost of $2,153. Dutton did not respond to questions about whether he attended the party. Robert was in Sydney for official parliamentary business and did not attend the party.
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