Posts Tagged ‘parliament house’

1980s fashion, Round Two

Posted: 10:52 am on 10th December 2013

If you, dear reader, were going to celebrate this year’s anniversary of the opening of the new Parliament House  building on May 9th, 1988, how would you do it? Throw a street party for your neighbours? Crank up Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes’  “I’ve had the Time of my Life”, which spent six weeks at Number 1 in 1988, and dance like you just don’t care? Ignore it, because May…

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$10k for Yoga at Parliament House: Update

Posted: 12:07 pm on 5th June 2013

WasteWatch launched with revelations that the taxpayers coughed up $10k to pay for yoga classes at Parliament House. This issue was raised during Senate Estimates last week, where the extent of the taxpayer subsidy for the gym at Parliament House was discussed in more detail.  Transcript below: Senator RYAN: That is what I wanted to check. Can I just turn to the contract numbered CN1296431. It is for yoga classes….

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CIS Podcast ep 6 – week ending 31 May 2013

Posted: 5:46 pm on 31st May 2013

Episode 6 – produced for the week ending 31st of May 2013   Topics Misuse of government power and emergency terrorism powers The failure of industry assistance and Ford Australia The CIS goes to Canberra with Jeremy Sammut and Andrew Baker   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week the CIS sent a briefing delegation to Canberra to inform politicians from both major parties on the CIS TARGET30 program. We are…

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$10k for yoga at Parliament House

Posted: 1:25 pm on 22nd April 2013

Life as pollie would be stressful. Between wrestling with a budget that won’t balance, managing a twitter profile, kissing babies and cutting ribbons, it can all become a bit much at times. It might seem only fair for Australian taxpayers to chip in and help ease the burdens felt by our poor politicians. So to help our stressed MPs, their staff and other public servants on Capital Hill, the government…

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