THE Premier, Kristina Keneally, spent almost $100,000 on travel in her first two months in office, as she toured the state in a blitzkrieg campaign to raise her profile.Despite the spending spree and her popularity getting a lift in the polls, Labor’s primary vote remains stagnant at less than 30 per cent.The cost of Ms Keneally’s travel has been revealed in documents obtained under freedom-of-information laws by Channel Ten.They include chartering flights to Armidale and Cowra on a press trip early in her premiership at a cost of $33,000, plus a $6000 flight to Orange and a $7900 flight to Coonamble. In late January, $12,500 was spent on a flight to Mildura. The total of $94,823.54 was spent from December 6 to January 31.The Opposition Leader, Barry O’Farrell, said Labor should be paying for Ms Keneally’s ”luxury private jets”.”These trips were more about securing glossy photos for Ms Keneally’s taxpayer-funded photo book than starting the change NSW needs. The $100,000 would have been far better spent on employing more nurses for the NSW hospitals.”Ms Keneally told Channel Ten: ”I make no apology as Premier of NSW, going around to different parts of the state.”
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