Australian pollies don’t have the best track record for their travel expenses “entitlements,” with Labor frontbencher Tony Burke the latest to be scrutinised after reports revealed that he had spent nearly $2.2 million from the public coffers on travel expenses in the past seven years.

But the travel expense controversy could have been entirely avoided if there was actually a system in place to manage every aspect of politicians’ travel expenses, suggests one expert.

Philip Weinman, CEO & Executive Chairman of Australian travel and expense technology company Locomote, believes inadequate measures were put in place by the government to prevent over-spending, including the simple act of setting up a proper system for travel budgets.

To read the full article in International Business Times by  Sounak Mukhopadhyay click here


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