100 ways the gov waste money

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  1. renovator

    renovator Well-Known Member

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    I bet you thought there would be a list . :)

    Dont be dissapointed add your own .

    I'll start with multi million dollar feasibility studies that take months or even years.
     
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    Skyrocket Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    All the billions of dollars the gov hands out in disability pensions to all them fake back injury and depression claims.
     
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    aussiesilver Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Housing prisoners in Australian Gaols until their parole comes due then deporting them back to their own country. Prisoners cost $85k to hold per year and could stay here for up to 10 years before deportation,often longer
     
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    leo25 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    It might be better and shorter if anyone can list how they don't waste money. Otherwise this will get very long as there are infinite ways they waste money.
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    The education system? :p
     
  6. Shaddam IV

    Shaddam IV Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Pouring money into the Clinton Foundation.

    The ABC.

    The census.

    Daylight savings.
     
  7. JulieW

    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I saw the title of the thread and thought " I thought there were more than 100 politicians".
     
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    Plebiscites.

    The last one got the answer the Pollies wanted at only $122 million of taxpayers' money. I am sure they are happy to spend that sort of money if they can get the answer the want.
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Medicare
     
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    renovator Well-Known Member

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    4 times the public servants we need
     
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    systematic Well-Known Member

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    The politicians need public servants to do their dirty work ...
     
  13. JulieW

    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    We need a lot of public servants to create that class.

    (See old China)
     
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    Here is a list of 107: :p
    I'm sure there are more.

    1 ABSTUDY
    2 ABSTUDY Additional Incidentals Allowance
    3 ABSTUDY Additional Assistance
    4 ABSTUDY Away-from-base Assistance
    5 ABSTUDY Boarding Supplement
    6 ABSTUSDY Energy Supplement for Masters and Doctorate Living Allowance
    7 ABSTUDY Fares Allowance
    8 ABSTUDY Incidentals Allowance
    9 ABSTUDY Lawful Custody Allowance
    10 ABSTUDY Masters and Doctorates Relocation Allowance
    11 ABSTUDY Masters and Doctorates Away from base Assistance
    12 ABSTUDY Pensioner Education Supplement
    13 ABSTUDY Pharmaceutical Allowance
    14 ABSTUDY Remote Area Allowance
    15 ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance
    16 ABSTUDY School Term Allowance
    17 Additional Child Care Subsidy
    18 Age Pension
    19 Age Pension Loan Scheme
    20 Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme
    21 Australian Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment
    22 Austudy
    23 BasicsCard
    24 Bereavement Allowance
    25 Bereavement Payment
    26 The Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) Payment Scheme
    27 Carer Adjustment Payment
    28 Carer Allowance
    29 Carer Payment
    30 Carer Supplement
    31 Cashless Debit Card
    32 Catastrophic Event/trauma/illness of a child under 7 Payment
    33 Centrepay
    34 Child Care Benefit
    35 Child Care Rebate
    36 Child Care Subsidy
    37 Child Dental Benefits
    38 Child Disability Assistance Payment
    39 Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate Assistance
    40 Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
    41 Community Engagement Officers
    42 Continence Aid Payment
    43 Crisis Payment
    44 Dad and Partner Pay
    45 Disability Employment Services
    46 Disability Support Pension
    47 Double Orphan Pension
    48 Education Entry Payment
    49 Energy Supplement
    50 Essential Medical Equipment Payment
    51 Ex-Carer Allowance (Child) Health Care Card
    52 External Breast Protheses Reimbursement Program
    53 Family Tax Benefit Part A
    54 Family Tax Benefit Part B
    55 Fares Allowance
    56 Farm Household Allowance
    57 Foster Child Health Care Card
    58 Health Care Card
    59 Help for Visa Holders
    60 Income Bank
    61 Job in Jeopardy Assistance
    62 Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance
    63 Low Income Supplement
    64 Low Income Family Supplement
    65 Low Income Health Care Card
    66 Mobility Allowance
    67 Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement
    68 Newstart Allowance
    69 One-off Energy Assistance Payment
    70 Parental Leave Pay
    71 Parent Payment Single
    72 Parenting Payment
    73 Partner Allowance
    74 Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment
    75 Pension Bonus Scheme
    76 Pension Bonus Top Up
    77 Pension Concession Card
    78 Pension Loans Scheme
    79 Pension Supplement
    80 Pensioner Concession Card
    81 Pensioner Education Supplement
    82 Pharmaceutical Allowance
    83 Refugee Servicing Network
    84 Relocation Scholarship
    85 Remote Area Allowance
    86 Rent Assistance
    87 Schoolkids Bonus
    88 Sickness Allowance
    89 Single Income Family Supplement
    90 Special Benefit
    91 Special Disability Trusts
    92 Status Resolution Support Services Payment (SRSS)
    93 Stillborn Baby Payment
    94 Student Start-up Loan
    95 Student Start-up Scholarship
    96 Telephone Allowance
    97 Tropical Cyclone Debbie – March 2017 - Disaster Recovery Allowance
    98 Tropical Cyclone Debbie – March 2017 - Disaster Recovery Payment
    99 Tropical Cyclone Debbie – March 2017 - Ex-gratia Disaster Recovery Allowance
    100 Tropical Cyclone Debbie – March 2017- Ex-gratia Disaster Recovery Payment for New Zealanders
    101 Utilities Allowance
    102 Widow Allowance
    103 Widow B Pension
    104 Wife Pension
    105 Work Bonus
    106 Youth Allowance
    107 Youth Disability Supplement
     
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    That's our money, by Law, if the government was ever able to be held responsible for the theft.

    The way our stolen wages are spent is another thing of course.

    Just think, one day the youth of today will complain of how their superannuation was stolen and they got lousy social credits implants instead of autonomy.
     
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    40 million per year that shouldn't be wasted at all ...
     
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    Agreed, but it’s small change compared to the waste on Medicare, aboriginal services, the former green army, duplication of departments that are the responsibility of States etc etc.

    Most people hate politicians so they’ll agree that retirement packages are expensive. Most people don’t know or more precisely don’t want to know how wasteful the provision of universal healthcare for all is.
     

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