By Situation Theatre 28/5/2019
Good value given the size of the data download.
NDIS CEO Vicki Rundle has blown her comms budget within 24 hours of the announcement that Scott Morrison would be promoting scandal-addicted Stuart Robert to Minister for Government Services.
Working from home yesterday, the bill is a result of the fact that Rundle exceeded her data limit of 50GB per month by frantically downloading 900GB of reporting on Robert’s malfeasance.
Just some of what she found is well summarised by The Australian Independent Media Network.
Morrison’s former flatmate and numbers man, Stuart Robert, has been promoted to take over the NDIS and “drive efficiencies in the public sector”.
This is the same person who charged taxpayers $38,000 for his home internet service.
He’s the guy who had financial ties to a company, the GMT Group, which was awarded millions of dollars’ worth of government contracts. He apparently neglected to inform his octogenarian parents that they were now the directors.
He also had to appear before the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission for bankrolling two of his former employees to run in local government elections as supposed independents.
He was sacked from his ministerial role by Malcolm Turnbull after he accompanied a Liberal Party donor to China to secure a mining deal for a company in which Robert had shares.
He accepted Rolex watches for he and his wife from “instant noodle billionaire” Li Ruipeng, the chair of the Li Guancheng Investment Management Group.
In 2012, Robert delivered a speech to Parliament that had sections of it written by a lobbyist for Gold Coast property developer Sunland.
And then there is his involvement with the Australian Ibero-American Business Council which has been described as “an exercise in astroturfing, where business interests are trying to create what looks like a broad-based community organisation but actually they control it”.
Robert is a Pentecostal Christian, who, along with his wife, was to co-host a “Treasures of Grace” tour of Israel this year organised by the Gold Coast-based Metro Church. Interested travellers could pay $5600 to join the “trip of a lifetime.”
Morrison’s other numbers man, Alex Hawke, has been promoted to International Development Minister and assistant Defence Minister.
He is also a Pentacostal, and a member of the Hillsong Church, who strongly supported new rules to allow religious schools to expel students who are gay, bisexual or transgender, warning that people of faith were under attack in Australia.
The fact that the corrupt Pentecostal Robert has been promoted by the sociopathic Pentecostal PM along with their bigoted Pentecostal mate Alex Hawke, really does show the miracle of cronyism.