Posts Tagged ‘Gold Coast’

Grommets at DFAT

Posted: 9:01 am on 19th May 2015

We all know Prime Minister Tony Abbott is a keen surfer. Less well-known is the fact that Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop, must also be a fan. WasteWatch can’t think of any other explanation for the $16,500 of your money that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has given to a Gold Coast surfing industry group for ‘strategies for developing global alliances in the emerging Australia-China surfing industry’. WasteWatch didn’t even…

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The Commonwealth Games frenzy begins

Posted: 10:05 am on 23rd March 2015

 The Gold Coast still has three years before it hosts the Commonwealth Games, but already the  dollars, and the problems, are flowing. It’s estimated that the Games will cost the Queensland taxpayer at least $1.3 billion, but the Queensland Auditor-General has described the preparations as “not at the level of maturity required,” and work is already $77.9 million over budget. It’s not hard to see where all the money is going either….

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