“The Palaszczuk Government supports he sustainable development of the Galilee Basin, because… Queenslanders need these jobs,” he said.
“It’s a sign of confidence in the Queensland economy that the proponents are moving ahead with this project.
The revelations come just a week after it emerged speaker Bronwyn Bishop had billed taxpayers $5227 for an 80km flight from Geelong to Melbourne in a luxury helicopter to a Liberal Party fundraiser.
Details of Mr Hockey’s taxpayer-funded entitlements show he travelled to Cairns as shadow treasurer 13 times and on another two occasions while in government — for a bill of more than $20,000.
Both of Mr Hockey’s trips to the tropical north when in government were for the critical G20 finance minister’s summit and he did not go to the farm.