Junkets Away: Councillors Overseas Travel

Five months late the City of Melbourne has finally published it’s Overseas and Interstate Travel costs for the term of the previous Council (Dec-2008 to Nov-2012)

Topping the bill of the most travelled Councillors is the Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

Interstate and Overseas Travel – Total
Councillor Cost
Robert Doyle $55,254.80
Peter Clarke $50,736.55
Susan Riley $27,084.08
Brian Shanahan $25,010.37
Kevin Louey $22,715.35
Cathy Oke $15,917.67
Ken Ong $12,829.19
Carl Jetter $3,956.08
Rob Adams $2,670.60
Jennifer Kanis $40.27

New Clowns Selected for new season performance

Melbourne City Council has elected the best of the best – new Clowns and some of our favorite clowns returned to office

Starring:

Leadership Team
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle (2008-)
Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley (2001-2004, 2008-

Councillors:
Peter Clarke (2004-)
Carl Jetter (2004-)
Jennifer Kanis (2008-)
Kevin Louey (2008)
Cathy Oke (2008-)
Ken Ong (2008-)
Brian Shanahan (2004-)

New Clowns Selected for new season performance

Melbourne City Council has elected the best of the best – new Clowns and some of our favorite clowns returned to office

Starring:

Leadership Team
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle (2008-)
Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley (2001-2004, 2008-

Councillors:
Peter Clarke (2004-)
Carl Jetter (2004-)
Jennifer Kanis (2008-)
Kevin Louey (2008)
Cathy Oke (2008-)
Ken Ong (2008-)
Brian Shanahan (2004-)

New Clowns Selected for new season performance

Melbourne City Council has elected the best of the best – new Clowns and some of our favorite clowns returned to office

Starring:

Leadership Team
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle (2008-)
Deputy Lord Mayor Susan Riley (2001-2004, 2008-

Councillors:
Peter Clarke (2004-)
Carl Jetter (2004-)
Jennifer Kanis (2008-)
Kevin Louey (2008)
Cathy Oke (2008-)
Ken Ong (2008-)
Brian Shanahan (2004-)

Jettsetter Councillors get bitchy with fly-buy rewards

Melbourne City Councillor Carl Jetter, a loyal member of John So’s team, got a little bitchy at last weeks Council meeting.

Carl Jetter (alisa’s Carl the Jetsetter), recently returned Melbourne after jetsetting off on another visit to China to promote the good work of Melbourne City Council. Carl decided that other councillors should not be allowed to travel when he questioned and refused an application by Melbourne City Liberal Councillor Fiona Sneden.

Councillor Snedden had made an application to visit St. Petersburg, Melbourne City Council’s forgotten Sister City. Melbourne has not paid a visit to St Petersburg for over five years.

It is well known that the City Council uses overseas travel as a way of rewarding Councillors for good behaviour. It may be cynical but could Councillor Jeter’s change of policy have something to do with the fact that Councillor Snedden voted in support of a no-confidence motion against Melbourne’s Lord Mayor John So last month?

Looks like the Russian member of the family misses out to China again whilst Melbourne considers adopting a new Indian Sister into the family.

Jettsetter Councillors get bitchy with fly-buy rewards

Melbourne City Councillor Carl Jetter, a loyal member of John So’s team, got a little bitchy at last weeks Council meeting.

Carl Jetter (alisa’s Carl the Jetsetter), recently returned Melbourne after jetsetting off on another visit to China to promote the good work of Melbourne City Council. Carl decided that other councillors should not be allowed to travel when he questioned and refused an application by Melbourne City Liberal Councillor Fiona Sneden.

Councillor Snedden had made an application to visit St. Petersburg, Melbourne City Council’s forgotten Sister City. Melbourne has not paid a visit to St Petersburg for over five years.

It is well known that the City Council uses overseas travel as a way of rewarding Councillors for good behaviour. It may be cynical but could Councillor Jeter’s change of policy have something to do with the fact that Councillor Snedden voted in support of a no-confidence motion against Melbourne’s Lord Mayor John So last month?

Looks like the Russian member of the family misses out to China again whilst Melbourne considers adopting a new Indian Sister into the family.

Jettsetter Councillors get bitchy with fly-buy rewards

Melbourne City Councillor Carl Jetter, a loyal member of John So’s team, got a little bitchy at last weeks Council meeting.

Carl Jetter (alisa’s Carl the Jetsetter), recently returned Melbourne after jetsetting off on another visit to China to promote the good work of Melbourne City Council. Carl decided that other councillors should not be allowed to travel when he questioned and refused an application by Melbourne City Liberal Councillor Fiona Sneden.

Councillor Snedden had made an application to visit St. Petersburg, Melbourne City Council’s forgotten Sister City. Melbourne has not paid a visit to St Petersburg for over five years.

It is well known that the City Council uses overseas travel as a way of rewarding Councillors for good behaviour. It may be cynical but could Councillor Jeter’s change of policy have something to do with the fact that Councillor Snedden voted in support of a no-confidence motion against Melbourne’s Lord Mayor John So last month?

Looks like the Russian member of the family misses out to China again whilst Melbourne considers adopting a new Indian Sister into the family.

Jetset private local travel Cost of local travel ($140/week car allowance) makes Cr Jetter the highest spending Councillor in our Car free City

While we eagerly await the publication of the City Council’s travel expenses. The Melbourne Weekly reports on Cr Carl Jetter and his top of the list local travel expenses. Cr Jetter we understand is overseas visiting China. It turns out he has an outsourced business association in China which raises the question how many of his council funded overseas trips to China are private as opposed to being Council related?


The weekly reports that Cr Jetter has been charging the City of Melbourne $140.00 per week travel expenses to drive into the city from his home in Ashburton. Cr Jetter’s expenses are twice that of any other Councillor. (Excluding John So and Garry Singer who have use of a Council funded and supplied limousine, the costs of which are not included in the Councillor expense statements). Cr Carl Jetter was elected as a member of John So’s China/Australian friendship association team. Our City Councillors have travelled to China more then any other country.

Jetset private local travel Cost of local travel ($140/week car allowance) makes Cr Jetter the highest spending Councillor in our Car free City

While we eagerly await the publication of the City Council’s travel expenses. The Melbourne Weekly reports on Cr Carl Jetter and his top of the list local travel expenses. Cr Jetter we understand is overseas visiting China. It turns out he has an outsourced business association in China which raises the question how many of his council funded overseas trips to China are private as opposed to being Council related?


The weekly reports that Cr Jetter has been charging the City of Melbourne $140.00 per week travel expenses to drive into the city from his home in Ashburton. Cr Jetter’s expenses are twice that of any other Councillor. (Excluding John So and Garry Singer who have use of a Council funded and supplied limousine, the costs of which are not included in the Councillor expense statements). Cr Carl Jetter was elected as a member of John So’s China/Australian friendship association team. Our City Councillors have travelled to China more then any other country.

Jetset private local travel Cost of local travel ($140/week car allowance) makes Cr Jetter the highest spending Councillor in our Car free City

While we eagerly await the publication of the City Council’s travel expenses. The Melbourne Weekly reports on Cr Carl Jetter and his top of the list local travel expenses. Cr Jetter we understand is overseas visiting China. It turns out he has an outsourced business association in China which raises the question how many of his council funded overseas trips to China are private as opposed to being Council related?


The weekly reports that Cr Jetter has been charging the City of Melbourne $140.00 per week travel expenses to drive into the city from his home in Ashburton. Cr Jetter’s expenses are twice that of any other Councillor. (Excluding John So and Garry Singer who have use of a Council funded and supplied limousine, the costs of which are not included in the Councillor expense statements). Cr Carl Jetter was elected as a member of John So’s China/Australian friendship association team. Our City Councillors have travelled to China more then any other country.