Queensland ministers clock up 143 hours in government jet

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman. Kari Bourne

PREMIER Campbell Newman and his ministers racked up 143 hours of travel on government planes in the first three months of this financial year.

The figures are among a raft of data now available on the state's open data website which Mr Newman trumpets as an example of his administration's transparency.

In July, August and September, Mr Newman and his ministers flew a total of 142.9 hours in either the government's Hawker Jet or the King Air.

Mr Newman's usage was 35.1 hours, or 24.3 per cent of the ministerial total.

The second-most frequent flier was Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh (25 hours, or 17.3 per cent), followed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Minister Glen Elmes (18.2 hours, or 12.6 per cent) and Local Government Minister David Crisafulli (17.4 hours, or 12 per cent).

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