Here we go again - a constant barrage of news outlets trumpeting Rudd's travel costs as if it is a bad thing. Absolutely nothing could be further from the truth. Anyone who has done business at a senior level, and that does include me in Asia and the US, knows that face to face meetings at that level is the singular most important action in getting an ear and closing plans and deals. He should spend many more millions as far as I am concerned if it brings success for our multi-multi-billion dollar economy and forges better relations with other countries. Rudd does however have a serious problem with his MP of Dawson, James Bidgood. I don't have a problem with Bidgood's recent actions but do have one with the government having a 'End Times' (Bible end of days) believer who scews his world perspective based on the hallucinational ravings in an ancient parchment. Yes, all current events have been foretold and the future has been revealed to him. There is difference between personal beliefs and value systems and publicly airing crackpot theories explaining world events and his delusional thinking needs to exit as soon as possible. Any thoughts from the enlightened ones on here?