8 much better ways to spend Bronwyn Bishop's travel money.

She may have agreed to pay back the $5000 for the chopper, but what about the rest?

Today, we found out that Bronwyn Bishop spent $300,000 on overseas travel in her first year as Speaker of the House. Three hundred thousand dollars is a lot of money by any measure, especially for someone whose role exclusively involves duties in Australia.

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So we had a quick look at what Bronwyn Bishop’s overseas junkets could have bought if that money was spent more wisely:


1. Thirty eight women in crisis could receive emergency housing, nutritious meals and professional support.

Image via Share the Dignity.

2. 58,365 boxes of 20 tampons for homeless women in Australia (that’s over a million tampons).

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Image via Share the Dignity.

3. Five hundred fistula operations for women at the Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia.

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Image via the Hamlin Fistula Hospital

4. Three indigenous healthcare workers in remote communities, to reduce the appalling levels of maternal mortality among Aboriginal women in this country.

Image via Getty Images

5. Ten fully trained guide dogs.

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Image via Guide Dogs Australia

6. Five full-time staff for a suicide prevention hotline.

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Image via Youtube

7. 44,247 mosquito nets to help protect some of the 3.2 billion people worldwide who are at risk from malaria.

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Image via Tabibu Africa

8. 1,111,111 doses of the whooping cough vaccine to stop the spread of this deadly disease in Australia.

Image via Light for Riley Facebook page.

Where would you prefer your taxpayer money went?