The names of State MPs claiming public money for second homes cannot be released because it would breach their privacy, says the new Speaker of Victoria’s Parliament. The extraordinary excuse by Colin Brooks MP, who oversees the MP allowances system, was given in response to repeated requests I have made for the information in recent weeks.… Read More Second home MPs can’t be named because of “privacy laws”, says new Speaker
On 21 February I asked the Speaker of the Victorian Parliament for a list of all MPs claiming an allowance for a second home. Two days later the Speaker was front page news after I kicked off the expenses scandal by suggesting he was rorting the system (he was). I never got a reply to… Read More Congratulations Mr Speaker – now can I have the list of MPs with second homes?
Today I came across this new video ‘promoting’ the graduate program at the Federal Department of Finance. At first I thought it might be a really clever PR stunt (i.e. a brazen act of self-sacrifice in the hope of getting some attention). But apparently it’s actually much worse: it’s genuine, and uses real staff. I’m… Read More When corporate videos go bad