Bronwyn Bishop has been photographed travelling in economy class on a commercial flight from Canberra to Sydney.
The image shows a side to Ms Bishop in direct contrast to the luxurious travel preferences which saw her resign from her role as speaker.
Ms Bishop resigned from the position amidst public furore after it was revealed she chartered a $5000 helicopter between Melbourne and Geelong for a Liberal Party fundraiser.
As the pressure to resign mounted, further misuse of taxpayer’s money was revealed, including limousine hire and attending the weddings of Liberal Party colleagues.
Despite unwavering support from Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Ms Bishop resigned from the post on August 2 and joined the backbench.