Posted: 10:33 am on 16th October 2013

tvWasteWatch has previously told you how much you’re paying for public servants’ Foxtel subscriptions.

Now it turns out you’re buying them TVs too.

The Department of the Senate has recently signed an $80 000 contract with Sony Australia for the provision of two hundred and thirty 32-inch TVs.

Yes, dear reader, you read that right. Two hundred and thirty.

One way of picturing that is each Senator could have three different TVs in their office showing three different things, and there would still be a couple left over for their advisers.

Or the Senators could generously donate one TV to each member of the House of Representatives, keep one for themselves, and have four left over.

Or, if they wanted to be very exclusive, each member of the new Abbott Cabinet could take 12 TVs, which would leave one for the rest of the House of Representatives, and one for the Senate.

Or finally, every woman in the Cabinet could take… erm… two hundred and thirty TVs, which wouldn’t leave anything for anyone else.

WasteWatch hopes they show some riveting shows on those glorious 32-inch screens. Perhaps they’ll settle in comfortably in time for the upcoming Ashes.

Word on the street is the seats are pretty comfy too…

William Shrubb, Research Assistant, WasteWatch

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