Posted: 2:03 pm on 4th July 2014

Indoor-Ornamental-PlantWasteWatch needs some gift advice.

What do you get the federal public servant who already has everything?

See, this one already has a taxpayer-funded Foxtel subscription.

And super-comfy chairs to watch from.

And free yoga classes.

And a $14,000 coffee table.

And expensive coffee machines.

And free experiential poetry sessions.

WasteWatch was thinking of getting them a nice indoor plant for their office, but it turns out that’s a bit old-hat too.

See, the federal government has been spending up on indoor plants.

Naturally, the Department of the Environment has forked out the most, spending nearly $500,000 of taxpayer money over a five-year contract.

However, they were given a run for their (our?) money by the old Department of Education, Science, and Training, which racked up a $420,000 bill in a little over a year.

Even the Australian Crime Commission has gotten on the bandwagon, spending $106,000 over four years.

So WasteWatch is totally stumped now.

Any suggestions?

William Shrubb, Research Assistant

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