Your Taxes at Work

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  1. JulieW

    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Saving political seats and saddling Australia with the Bill!


    From The Australian newspaper.

    Purchasing redundancy, both in technology and saving Pyne's seat.

    Defence of the realm is too important to leave to politicians.
     
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    Rudd works for Beijing. So does Turnbull.
     
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    The politician don't care when sign the contract-most of them won't be in politics in 20 years time-very sad for the country....
     
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    We all do in Australia in one way or another.

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/eco...a/news-story/7c7028cbcc999ffb279bdd0b49f04341

    On Thursday, PriceWaterCoopers chief economist Jeremy Thorpe released a paper on China Matters about what would happen to Australia if China’s economy experienced a “hard landing”, defined as a sudden decline in GDP growth of about 3 to 5 percentage points.

    He pointed to modelling from Deloitte that predicted it could cost Australia’s national income $140 billion (7 per cent) and 550,000 job losses.
     
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    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    When you're not paying for it, only the best will do!

    39k to design it!
    344k to fit it out!

    Most expensive expresso machine is 20k (but is supplied on loan free for a brand contract)

    I could open 9 coffee shops in coffee mad Melbourne for that price.



    The Department of Parliamentary Services has spent more than $380,000 replacing a coffee cart in Parliament House with a permanent coffee shop.

    The new kiosk, christened the Coffee Hub and located in the press gallery area of Parliament, was established to replace a mobile coffee cart perched in a corridor nearby.

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    Takeaway coffee cups in Parliament House. Customers at the new Coffee Hub receive a 20 cent discount for bringing their own cup.CREDIT:

    Its design, from local Canberra firm Guida Moseley Brown Architects, cost $38,900 and national construction firm Built won the contract for its fit out, which cost $343,945.60.


     
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