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Morrison is the loose unit with the economy! Here’s some excerpts from a long, long list of corruption by the LNP – see The Chaser/Mathew Davis:

Bought water rights for 50 times more than many valuations, and double the price of the seller’s valuation.

Cut $14 million from national audit office budget after it discovered substantial improprieties and wasteful spending (such as the sports rorts, and paying ten times too much for land for the new Sydney airport).

Drastically increased the amount of government money spent without a proper tender process, up to $34 billion per month.

When not required to, paid $39 million to a naval boat manufacturer (donors to the LNP) who failed to fulfil contract clauses.

Hid a report by the governor-general showing that the government paid twice as much as necessary for new combat vehicles, because such publicity would be bad for the private overseas manufacturer’s future profitability.

Chose not to mention an $882 million payout to News Corp when outlining a $16.8 billion budget black hole. The payout was the single biggest item in the black hole.

Spent $900,000 in just two months on private jet flights for ministers.

Spent $27,000 on travel expenses for politicians to attend free sports events, thousands on taxi rides to the opera, and over $140,000 for five ministers to travel to a country we have no trade or diplomatic ties with.

Deliberately hid the cost of the $4.45 million renovations on The Lodge and also spent $50,000 on upgrades of curtains and upholstery for the prime minister’s office.

Refused to release a report into covid policy communication strategies, which cost over $500,000.

Abandoned standard tender processes when awarding a $423 million contract to a company with $50k in funds, little experience, no phone number, no mail address, housed in a shack.

Handed out $17.1m to private TV stations for a grant they didn’t ask for, without offering the money to the public broadcaster.

Proposed an exemption so that Australia’s richest companies no longer have to publish basic information about how much tax they are paying.

How could anyone want to support this self-centred, bully!

Christina Henry, Bangalow


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5 COMMENTS

  1. It’s OK, I’m sure they don’t rig the electoral system at all.
    I’m sure the Media hasn’t been lying to you for the last two years.
    I’m sure that if Labor manages to get in, that they won’t immediately do the same things.
    I’m sure it’s not every government on the planet that does this and colludes with each other and all the corporations.
    Just keep watching your TV and BELIEVE BELIEVE BELIEVE.
    After all, it’s you peasants that pay for all of this. Got to keep you in the right mindset to allow it to continue.
    Quick, they are waking up. Hit them with another fake panic, crisis, deadly threat, and anything else for which the only solution is more government and bigger government.
    Same scam for the last 6000 years.

    • Don’t worry about the appalling waste, constant lies, bigotry, hypocrisy, behaviours bordering on criminal or corrupt, or the credibility of those exposing it – quick look over there, goody, something shiny & someone loud!
      They did it too / first is a pathetic defence.
      The world is changing. Australia is changing, we can do better, must do better.

  2. So all those people dying of Covid is a fake. Come on it’s like sandy hook shootings were staged. Reality check needed Christian.

  3. All politicians of all persuasions are entitled to
    Travel allowances.. the over 25k they receive annually this is nothing new.. !! Even if they chose
    Not to Travel at all ..they still get the money.. this is
    Not just a coalition thing ..anyway just blame Morrison why not ? He was blamed for a toothache
    From one of the greens.. as for corruption if anyone
    Is implying that labor or the Greens etc have not been up to the eyeballs in corruption then you are very naive Christina 🤔

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