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Ministerial Waste & Hypocrisy

7 April 2012 3 comments

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At a time when National has sacked 2,500 state sector workers; plans to make hundreds more redundant; reducing state housing services; cut early childhood education; and other drastic cuts to social services – it is somewhat galling to have a Minister wasting taxpayers’ money,

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Ms Parata  said she “had eight back-to-back meetings and it was decided hiring a car would be more cost-effective than a taxi”.

Really?

We actually have a Consulate- General in Sydney, located at 55 Hunter St, in the heart of the city,

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Why did Ms Parata not avail herself on a staffer from the Consulate’s office? No doubt the office has it’s own vehicles to use as part of their official duties – why did Ms Parata not access one of those?

She could have saved taxpayers $1,400 and still have met her appointments.

National expects everyone else to tighten their belts; make cutbacks and sacrifices – even lose their jobs. But that doesn’t seem to stop highly paid Ministers from throwing money around like it grows on trees.

Or did National sack every man, woman, and their dog from the Consulate, as part of their massive MFAT cuts?

Tory governments: reknowned for their philosophy of Do As I Say, Not As I Do.

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Budget deficit keeps getting worse

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