Certainly, he has produced some good material for WasteWatch, such as his approach to Australia’s infrastructure problems, the similarities between Kevin and Evel Knievel, or the roll-call of Kevin’s napkin-based policy ideas.
In thanks for all this help, WasteWatch thought we would have a look at how much the Feb 8 by-election in Griffith will cost the Australian taxpayer.
As a sort of farewell gift, or something.
So: the advertising budget is $22,000 so far. But there’s more!
While WasteWatch is not a maths genius, and it is necessary to fund the cost of elections, all this adds up to a fair amount of money. Or maybe it’s just a rounding error for the public service that grew so significantly under Mr Rudd’s stewardship.
Either way, WasteWatch will be sorry to see such a rich mine of material gone.
Thank goodness Kim Carr is still around…
William Shrubb, Research Assistant, WasteWatch
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