Anthony Albanese defends $3.75m in taxpayer-funded VIP flights, hits back at 'Airbus Albo' tag

Karen Barlow
Updated August 20 2023 - 1:24pm, first published 1:00pm

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has defended the almost $4 million spent on taxpayer-funded flights as work and necessary, turning a question back to critics, "Which flight should I have not attended?"

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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