Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has been spotted catching the train in Sydney.
A picture of Mr Turnbull sitting on a Sydney train on Saturday has attracted over 400 comments online, with many praising the man worth an estimated $200million for roughing it with the masses.
Former prime ministers have a considerable list of benefits available to them including a Commonwealth car and an accompanying driver in their home state.
‘That’s what all politicians should do, not cash in their perks as kings,’ one person said.
‘Say what you like about him as PM, but I like that a man who’s worth $200million and has all the perks of an ex-PM including a chauffeured Com car still catches the metro,’ said another.
‘One of the things I like about the Turnbulls is that they want to get around using public transport or by foot,’ a commenter added.
A few commenters pointed out that he was incorrectly sitting on a disabled seat but several others quickly dismissed this.’Yeah look at all the disabled people lined up on that quiet train inconvenienced by Malcolm,’ a person replied sarcastically.The millionaire often chose public transport during his duties and famously took the train from Melbourne to Geelong while Bronwyn Bishop took the same trip by helicopter in the scandal known as ‘choppergate’.
He continued to ride public transport even while severing as Prime Minister but had to be surrounded several Australian Federal Police Officers.
Mr Turnbull has been well known for his love and constant use of public transport and often posts his travels to Twitter.
One on occasion in 2015 he embarked on a Twitter recommendation thread where he posted some of his favourite routes and images of scenery he had experienced on the train. msn