Posts Tagged ‘Kim Carr’

Ground control to Major Kim

Posted: 9:15 am on 13th January 2014

You know by now, dear reader, that a new edition of the Parliamentarians’ Overseas Study Travel Reports is like another birthday for WasteWatch. Thus it was a sad day when the overseas study travel entitlement was abolished, although accrued entitlement to taxpayer assistance for pollie-junkets will carry over into this 44th parliament. Last year, we brought you some of our favourite report excerpts here. This latest edition, which covers January…

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Senator Carr’s theme park holiday

Posted: 11:42 am on 5th August 2013

The current Federal Cabinet must get plenty of downtime. WasteWatch has already brought you news of how Tony Burke, our Minister for the Arts, must have gotten bored with the games selection on his iPhone. Now it seems his colleague Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science, Research, and Higher Education, must be bored with the rides available at theme parks around the country. Through the Australian Research Council,…

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$360k for a cup of coffee?

Posted: 1:49 pm on 31st July 2013

Here at WasteWatch, we have already brought you the good news about the various Australian governments anxious to pour millions of dollars into Holden’s hungry maw. Surprise, surprise, Holden is not the only one suckling at the teat of corporate welfare. The Automotive New Markets Program, a joint Federal-Victoria-South Australia program, is designed to help automotive supply chain companies diversify their customer base and product range. The program has helped…

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