9 May 2010

New air travel arrangements for Australian politicians

3:07 pm on 9 May 2010

The Australian government will save $A160 million over the next four years with new arrangements for domestic and international air services for politicians.

Four domestic airlines and five travel management service providers have been appointed to supply travel services for the government, parliamentarians and staff, and the public service.

And politicians will no longer get the benefit of frequent flyer points when they travel.

The new contractual arrangements take effect from 1 July, 2010.