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Source: Taxpayers Union

Responding to the news that the Minister for Climate Change spent more than any other government minister on international travel in the last quarter, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams, says:
“Taxpayers will not warm to James Shaw’s $73,771 international travel spend. The Green Party Leader spent more on international travel than any of his colleagues, including the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs.”
“The Ministry for the Environment claims that flying less is ‘one of the most effective climate change actions you can take’, despite itself spending $769,995 on international travel since June 2017. It appears the Climate Change Minister is just as hypocritical.”
“What is it with politicians and bureaucrats spending our money on jet-setting around the world to promote climate change? How come junkets are more worthy than protecting the planet?”