Posts Tagged ‘transport’

Taxi watch

Posted: 1:38 pm on 17th December 2014

It has been over a year since WasteWatch last checked up on the Commonwealth government’s cab addiction. As of May 7 last year, the federal government had racked up $32 million worth of taxi fares over about six years. WasteWatch hates to say it, but it doesn’t seem like that trend has changed. In the fourteen months months since we last checked, the federal government has spent nearly $18 million…

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Commonwealth Cab Addiction

Posted: 9:24 am on 7th May 2013

Catching a cab is expensive and handing over $100 dollars for a trip can leave a hole in your wallet.   It’s worse when you have to foot the bill for taxis you aren’t even catching! Government spending on taxis and transport is notorious; just ask Peter Slipper! WasteWatch has been checking out just how much the Commonwealth has been spending on cab fares and we found evidence that they had…

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$163k taxpayer funded public servant exercise program

Posted: 10:22 am on 2nd May 2013

If you wanted to get in shape, what would you do? Or better yet, what should the government do? The majority of Australians would take responsibility for their own health and to stay in shape.  They might start jogging a few times a week or cycle to work each day. However for NSW Railcorp staff its a different story… WasteWatch has found a government tender worth $163,900 to allow around…

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