Posts Tagged ‘Craig Thomson’

$451k to have a few beers

Posted: 9:16 am on 21st October 2013

A few weeks ago, WasteWatch went through a few weird and wonderful ARC grants. For example, you may remember one of them was a ‘naturalistic’ driving study, “a revolutionary new approach [that] will investigate what people actually do when they drive.” Now it seems the Federal Government has hit on another winner. Although not an ARC program, the Government recently gave $451 000 of your money to a market research…

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Craig Thomson’s taxpayer funded goldmine

Posted: 6:07 pm on 16th September 2013

Embattled former Labor member for Dobell, Craig Thomson, must be laughing after Saturday’s election. So far, Mr Thomson, standing as an independent, has received around 3000 votes, which is about 4.0%. It is a far cry from the nearly 40 000 he received in 2010. Nevertheless, he will be laughing all the way to the bank. Changes to parliamentary entitlements in 2011 meant that, even though parliamentarians lost their taxpayer-funded…

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