VicRoads’ overseas trips a ‘disgrace’

SPENDING $195,000 of taxpayers’ money on trips to India, Chile, Mexico, Canada, Germany and the United States is wrong when VicRoads can’t even maintain our roads or fix level crossings in the pothole state. (Herald-Sun 28/01).

That we road users must pay air fares, accommodation and expenses for officials to promote the VicRoads “brand” internationally is a disgrace.

VicRoads is a local licence, registration and road building department, not a multi-national corporation.

 The trippers are public servants who get good pay, hours and holidays.

 They are not corporate executives.

It is time for the Victorian auditor general to have a good look at what VicRoads does with our money.