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Hickey urged to apologise over travel spending blowout

Hobart's ratepayers deserve an apology from outgoing Lord Mayor Sue Hickey after a massive travel expense blowout, according to a fellow alderman.

Marty Zucco claims Ms Hickey has spent more ratepayers money on travel than the Lord Mayor of Melbourne or Tasmania's Permier.

He says Ms Hickey was elected on a platform to rein in spending.

"Pre 2015 there were only nine overseas trips over a three year period," he said.

"Since 2015. over a three year period, there's been 27.

"I don't believe that there is a need for that much overseas travel by any alderman on any committee."