Peter Slipper RESIGN or GET SACKED you are an embarrassment-UPDATE-HAS STOOD DOWN


These allegations are of disgraceful conduct. He was supposedly seen on a video as long ago as 2003 climbing through a bedroom window and lying down with a junior staff member and “hugging him in an intimate fashion”.

This allegedly led to a complaint, but nothing further was done to stop Mr Slipper using his office to “foster sexual relationships with young male staff members”. Fine, he is a homosexual, but at work? This government (and previous ones, are as weak as piss dealing with these issues). Parliament House is treated like a private Home, and everything inside it treated as private and confidential, consensual even…Even the boisterous piss ups and MP’s drinking beer,wine and spirits in their offices etc!!! Where else in the workplace this allowed. Mind boggling

Well it is NOT, it is paid for by the taxpayers, and is the place of the business of Australia.  We should all be embarrassed at this mob and the scandals and cover-ups that go on week in week out

CLICK HERE IS MY OTHER THREAD ON HIM LATE LAST YEAR

IN A final indignity to Peter Slipper, pressure has been applied for him to abandon the strange little procession he introduced to make his way into the House of Representatives.

UPDATE 08/05/12

IN A final indignity to Peter Slipper, pressure has been applied for him to abandon the strange little procession he introduced to make his way into the House of Representatives.

Mr Slipper had planned to go ahead with the tiny parade in Australian pomp, but this morning it became known it had been scrapped.

The Speaker was expected to stick to his odd parade of himself, the Serjeant-at-Arms and a parliamentary attendant following a march of sharp corners before passing through the House doors.

He will instead take the Speaker’s chair and make a statement before standing aside for Labor’s Anna Burke, the Deputy Speaker.

He will then leave the chamber. The next time he enters the House it could be as a humble independent, stripped of his Speaker’s finery.

Mr Slipper will stand aside because of allegations of sexual harassment against him by former staff member James Ashby. He has started civil action against him in the Federal Court.

Mr Ashby also has claimed his former boss rorted taxi dockets and Australian Federal Police are now investigating the claim.

Peter Slipper is expected to declare his innocence in his brief statement today. And he recently tweeted that there were two sides to every story.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott today indicated he would not launch a vote of no confidence in Mr Slipper as long as he carried out his intention of not performing the Speaker’s role after making a statement.

“My expectation – and I think the requirement of the vast majority of members of Parliament – is that Mr Slipper not take the chair,” Mr Abbott told reporters.

“Now, if he does what he says he has done and does not take the chair, there’ll be no necessity for the course of action that you’ve alluded to.”

UPDATE 02/05/12 HOW IS THIS FOR SOME NICE COIN….

Taxpayers will still foot a pay cheque next week for Peter Slipper, who won’t be sitting in the Speaker’s chair when Parliament resumes for the budget session, won’t be voting and may not even attend the chamber…

So while Peter slipper sits on his bum doing nothing, accused of rorts and sexual harassment he is still being paid his salary of $323,750. Which works out to $6225 a week, or $889 a day 7 days a week. More than a lot of Aussie earn in a week. (a $155 an hour at 40 hours a week)

Now the Deputy Speaker, Labor MP Anna Burke, who has to step up to the position of speaker earns $222,000. Will only receive her normal pay packet. Only a difference of $101,750…

UPDATE 29/04/12 gillard thinks this will make a difference?

On Sunday morning, she told Mr Slipper that she thought he should remain out of the Speaker’s chair “for a further period of time”.

Mr Slipper stepped aside as Speaker last week amid allegations of misuse of tax-payer funded Cabcharge vouchers and sexual harassment of a staffer.

She added that it was her understanding that Mr Slipper would not be able to vote in Parliament.

Thomson resigns from ALP as PM seeks to distance govt from scandals

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has sought to salvage her government by distancing it from embattled MPs Peter Slipper and Craig Thomson, who has quit the Labor Party at her request.

Mr Thomson, who has been battling allegations for several years that he misused his credit card as a union official before entering parliament, will join the cross-benches as an independent.

Ms Gillard spoke to Mr Thomson on Saturday night and told him it was no longer in the interests of the government for him to remain part of the Labor caucus.

On Sunday morning, she told Mr Slipper that she thought he should remain out of the Speaker’s chair “for a further period of time”.

Mr Slipper stepped aside as Speaker last week amid allegations of misuse of tax-payer funded Cabcharge vouchers and sexual harassment of a staffer.

She added that it was her understanding that Mr Slipper would not be able to vote in Parliament.

Ms Gillard, who returned on the weekend from an Anzac Day trip to Turkey, said she had acted because “a line had been crossed” and she wanted to restore the public’s faith in the parliament.

“I feel keenly Australians are looking at this parliament and at the moment they see a dark cloud over it,” she said on Sunday.

“I want to be sure that Australians can look at this institution and feel respect for this institution.”

Mr Thomson’s move to the cross-bench reduce Labor’s numbers to 70 votes in the House of Representatives. The Coalition has 71 votes.

Labor also has the casting vote of Acting Speaker Anna Burke. Mr Thomson is expected to still vote with Labor.

On the cross-bench, the government retains agreements with Greens MP Adam Bandt and independents Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott.

Ms Gillard said it was important to respect Parliament but also to respect the presumption of innocence in relation to both Mr Slipper and Mr Thomson.

“Coming back to Australia, being right here now, I have felt very sharply the judgments and concerns of the Australian people,” she said.

“I’m not going to put myself in the position of adjudicating these matters … There is not one person standing here today, not me or any of you, who is in possession of the full facts of either or these matters.

“I don’t believe as a nation we want to get to the situation where people are prejudged.”

Questioned on whether she would now revisit independent MP Andrew Wilkie’s poker machine reforms, Ms Gillard said the proposal did not have enough support to pass Parliament and maintained her commitment to Labor’s proposed reforms.

Mr Wilkie tore up his agreement to support Labor earlier this year over its failure to deliver his reforms on pokie machines but has resumed talks, while independent MP Bob Katter and WA Nationals MP Tony Crook vote with the Coalition.

Ms Gillard reiterated her intention to bring the budget back into surplus.

UPDATE -2  22/04/12 THIS MAKES IT INTERESTING, ASHBY IS NO SAINT EITHER IT SEEMS…

James Ashby’s abuse conviction for making threatening phone calls

LINDA SILMALIS AND RICHARD CLUNE

The Sunday Telegraph

April 22, 2012 12:00AM

JAMES Hunter Ashby is no stranger to controversy.

PETER Slipper’s travel around Sydney in a luxury limousine will be investigated by the police following explosive allegations he committed fraud.

Not only has the 33-year-old adviser to Peter Slipper been convicted of making threatening phone calls to a radio rival, but in March he had a fit of rage and threw a journalist’s phone into a bush during a press conference grilling over Mr Slipper’s expenses.

In 2002, Mr Ashby resigned from Newcastle radio station NX-FM and pleaded guilty to making abusive calls to a drive time host from a rival station.

Mr Ashby, who had been working as a DJ, was convicted of using a carriage service in an offensive manner, fined $2000 and given a three-year bond.

DJ Paul Fidler said yesterday the calls “freaked me out”.

“He knew stuff about me; my real name, where I lived, that I was riding a bike to work,” Mr Fidler said.

While on air in 2002 he had three calls from Mr Ashby, posing as a mystery caller.

When Mr Morrison told the caller he was being taped, court documents reveal Mr Ashby said: “Yeah, go for it you f … . . g psychopath. Next time I see you riding on your f … . . g bike I’ll hit you, you idiot, all over the sloppy road, you dumb p … k. F. . k it, if I was your mother, I would have drowned you at birth.”

Mr Ashby claimed later that it had been part of a practical joke.

‘This incident occurred about 10 years ago when I was an on-air radio presenter in Newcastle,” he said.

“I was about 23 years old. It was a common practice of rival radio presenters at the time to make prank phone calls to each other, as a joke. Commercial radio guys sometimes do stupid things, this was one of them, and I was silly to do it.”

Last year as PR manager of a Queensland strawberry farm, Mr Ashby spoke to media about a police investigation into poison found in a farm water-tank.

Mr Ashby’s claim against Mr Slipper alleges the MP offered him a job three times between October and December 2011, after they were introduced by a mutual friend at the Slipper home in June that year.

UPDATE -1  22/04/12

PETER Slipper has stepped aside as Speaker of the House of Representatives to avoid a political crisis over his position in the wake of sexual harassment claims against him.

Mr Slipper issued a statement shortly before 3.30pm emphatically denying the allegations that he harassed one of his advisers, James Ashby.

The decision comes ahead of the expected release of court documents tomorrow that will outline the civil complaint by Mr Ashby against his former boss, including improper text messages.

“The allegations include both a claim of criminal behaviour and a claim under civil law,” Mr Slipper said in a statement.

“As such, I believe it is appropriate for me to stand aside as Speaker while this criminal allegation is resolved.

Mr Slipper said the allegations were incorrect and once they were shown to be so he would return to the speakership.

“I would appreciate the relevant bodies dealing with the matter expeditiously.”

The deputy speaker, Anna Burke, a Victorian Labor MP, is to take Mr Slipper’s place.

In a statement, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said it was “appropriate that Mr Slipper has stood aside as Speaker whilst alleged criminal conduct is investigated”.

“It is also appropriate for all parties to note the processes under way and treat them with respect,” she said.

THE federal opposition wants Peter Slipper to step aside as Speaker of the House of Representatives while allegations of sexual harassment are before the court.

Government Leader of the House Anthony Albanese said he had not known about the allegations before reading about them in the newspaper. Gee good to see he is on top of things. Slipper has a pile of claims made against him, these sexual ones, rorts, drunkenness in parliament, He as a pompous drunk who catches cabs and limo’s everywhere because he is was always on the piss and could not drive himself. He is a legend inside the house for his grog.

Slipper took to Twitter early this morning to deny claims he sexually harassed a young male adviser and misused Cabcharges. He is overseas on a parliamentary delegation.(they sure know when to go travelling, just about when the shit hits the fan)

”The allegations in News Ltd papers are denied!” he tweeted, later adding they were ”a surprise to me”.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said the Speaker’s role was to uphold the integrity of parliament and Mr Slipper should step aside while the allegations were heard in court.

”Yes, the Speaker is entitled to the presumption of innocence but he does have quite a lot of explaining to do,” he told reporters in Queensland today.

”These are matters that are now to be the subject of proceedings in court, so these are of a vastly more serious and substantial nature than anything that has been alleged against Mr Slipper in the past.”

The man who holds the highest parliamentary office in Australia is accused in court documents by James Ashby of making “unwelcome sexual advances” and “unwelcome sexual comments”.

Mr Ashby, in court documents obtained by the Herald Sun, alleges Mr Slipper recruited him only “for the purpose of pursuing a sexual relationship”.

The Australian Federal Police also will be asked to investigate conduct by Mr Slipper in relation to the use of public funds.

These include claims made in the court documents that he signed Cabcharge vouchers that were later filled out by a limousine driver.

Last night Mr Slipper said: “The allegations are denied.” Like tossing the phone away he snatched of a reporter, like denying all the outrageous taxi and travel claims. He is a minor leech in the government and has to go.

Just a month after starting work with the Speaker, Mr Ashby also claimed he was asked: “Have you ever come in a guy’s a … before?”.

It is alleged that the question was repeated several weeks later, with Mr Slipper also asking whether the adviser preferred “twinks or bears” – homosexual slang.

HERE is an extract of the allegations lodged against Peter Slipper in the federal court. (posted verbatim, Slipper holds on of the highest positions in Australia, yet his spelling is atrocious, or is it how when someone is drunk, their texting turns to shit?)

Wednesday January 4 2012:

James Ashby and Peter Slipper were in Slipper’s flat after work.

Slipper asks applicant: “Can you massage my neck”. Ashby says words to the effect of “yeah righto” as “he did not know what other response to give as he was brand new to him job and he was being asked by his employer’.

Thursday, January 5: Ashby was getting ready for work, when

Slipper says: “You’re a strange one”. The following conversation then took place in words to the effect of:

Slipper: “You’re a weird because you shower with the door shut”.

Ashby: “What’s weird about that?”

Slipper: “You’re a prude”.

Ashby: “You can call me what you like, I’m happy to war the tag of prude. I don’t know what you private schoolboys got up to in your day, but I’ve never found it normal to shower with the door open. My dad’s never done it, I’ve never done it, my mates don’t do it, that’s not weird”.

Slipper: “But you even go to the toilet with the door shut”.

Ashby:” It’s not weird and it’s normal”.

Slipper: “You should try showering with the door open”

Ashby: “It’s never gonna happen”

Slipper: “What have you got to hide? What are you doing in there?”

Ashby: “I’m not doing anything in there, it’s just not normal to shower with the door open”.

——-//——–

January 14: Applicant drove to Slipper’s home to take him to meet some of his constituents. They stop at a local coffee shop.

Slipper: “Have you ever c*** in a guy’s a*** before”.

Ashby: “That’s not the kind of question you ask people, Peter”.

Some weeks later —

Slipper: Twinks or Bears – what are you into?

“The applicant recognised the question as relating to the types of gay sexual partners and was uncomfortable, replying to the questions ‘They are not questions you ask’.”

——-//——–

Text messages on Feburary 1 and 2: The Sunshine Coast Daily was wanting to interview Slipper on his use of social media.

Ashby texts Slipper at 5.44pm: “DO NOT DO THE SOCIAL MEDIA INTERVIEW WITH CATHY. They are digging for a new angle. It will not be good!!!! The questions are laced with double meaning. It’s like answering the ‘do i look fat’ question. There’s not (sic) right answer. The daily do not like u! U do not like them! I do not like them! Do not help them sell papers!”.

After finding out Slipper had done the interview he text him at 6.10pm: “You’re not funny! I cannot believe you called her! We’ll have to clean this mess up now !! f**k f**k f**k”.

7.06pm – Slipper texts Ashby: “Relax my friend! x”.

Ashby replies at 7.07pm: “It’s so very hard to when u care about the bloke they keep f**king over. I hope like hell they don’t f**k u over with this report”.

7.19pm – Slipper texts Ashby: “Xxx”.

9.38pm – Slipper texts Ashby: “Would be good if you here but perhaps we are not close enough?”.

10pm – Slipper again texts: “Would be good if you here but perhaps we are not close enough?”.

A text exchange then took place —

Ashby: “Haha where’s Tim tonight?”

Slipper: “Missing”.

Ashby: “Gone to pick up lol”.

Slipper: “Do you think Timbo is closer to me than you?”

Ashby: ‘Yeah but that’s to be expected. He’s known u longer. That sort of stuff doesn’t worry me”.

Slipper: “Gone to prick (sic) up to whom? And closer to you than pete?”

Ashby: “No he’s closer to you. I hardly know him”.

Ashby: “A random root lol!”

Ashby: “I’ve gotta stop being rude to my friends. Text u when I leave”.

Slipper: “U getting roks off. Pity”.

Slipper: “If you interested we could be closer?”

Slipper: “?”

Ashby: “I think we’re good already. I’m happy seeing Tim being closest. I hate stepping on toes”.

Slipper: “:”

Slipper: “Your call if u want to keep degrees of seperatation. No toes”.

Slipper: “I told him positrion (sic) open”.

Slipper: “But you’re call and no hard feelings in that you only want businesslike contact. In that event of the difficulty in our personla”.

Ashby: “I don’t know what type of contact you expect Peter. Perhaps u should define that u would like and I can then be clearer on my position”.

Slipper: “U want something more? U brillianmt (sic) at massages”.

Ashby: “No I’m happy the way things are. I care for u Pete but the massage is at far as it goes. Life’s a lot more simpler when it’s business and a few drinks after work”.

Slipper: “Oh”.

Slipper: “No problems and thanks for (unclear)”.

Ashby: “All good”.

Slipper: “Sorry things not working out but appreciate your frankness. In future in circumstances please arrange all communcoations (sic)”.

Slipper: “Thu tim as cannot guarantee availiability. Soo u missing syd harbour creises (sic: cruises)”.

Ashby: “Am I missing it now?”

Slipper: “Suspect if you miss”

Slipper: “If you miss ok. Tim has girlfrien abd”.

Slipper: “And pete needs to sort ou”.

Slipper: “ok your call. Sorry? You still happy to ? come to can ? if not can cover”.

——-//——–

February 2:

Slipper: “And suspect I’m pretty stressed about next week”.

Ashby: “Yeah I get that. Just be mindful we all carry the same level of commitment and stress for various reasons”.

Slipper: “Ok :)”.

Slipper: “How daily? Media?

——-//——–

February 26 text exchange:

5.37pm – Slipper texts Ashby: “with the number of ‘followers” on twitter”.

7.18pm – Slipper: “Lucky canberra. Tim (third person) thought you were a nice twink!”.

7.32pm: Text sent again

7.35pm – Ashby: “Why would he have seen a pic of me? Thatr’s a little weird that comment from him. Weird he was having that convo with u”.

7.56pm – Slipper: “Met u in person”.

8pm – Ashby: “Oh Tim. What was the discussion about”.

8.01pm – Slipper: “U”

8.02pm – Ashby: “In a good way I hope”

8.03pm – Slipper: “Bout whether your loyatly was to thugs in LNP or to me! I told him I was hopeful your loyalty was to me”.

Slipper: “;;) ok I do like you but must understand I get upset when you play with my enemies and keep me in the dark. It is not what I expect of someone I considered I am close to. If you find this intolerable please discuss”.

——-//——–

March 1: Both Slipper and Ashby are in Slipper’s parliamentary office. Slipper “put his hand on the arm of the applicant and stroked the applicant’s arm stating in low tones: ‘You do such a beautiful job with these videos’. Ashby dropped his arm to stop the touching”.

——-//——–

March 20: Ashby was in his office and Slipper “walked into the office and said ‘Can I kiss you both’. There was no other person present in the office. Ashby said ‘no’ very loudly”.

Quick Slipper, think of an excuse, did someone steal your phone? (like Craig Thompson claims happened with his credit card for hookers?)

Mr Slipper, who last night was flying back from overseas, is accused of making “unwelcome suggestions of a sexual nature” through mobile phone text messages and in private conversations.

Government Leader of the House Anthony Albanese said he had not known about the allegations before reading about them in the newspaper. Gee good to see he is on top of things. Slipper has a pile of claims made against him, these sexual ones, rorts, drunkenness in parliament, He as a pompous drunk who catches cabs and limo’s everywhere because he is was always on the piss and could not drive himself. He is a legend inside the house for his grog.

”It isn’t appropriate to comment on the detail of legal proceedings of which, obviously, I would have no knowledge,” he told reporters in Sydney today.

”It’s important that we recognise the separation between the judicial arm and the political arm of the state.”

He emphasised there were no allegations of the kind against any Labor government MPs. He also said police should be able to determine without any political interference any action they might take over the allegations relating to travel claims.

The life and times of Peter Slipper, the pompous over spending, rot ripping Speaker of Parliament.Time to go buddy!

Alleged text message exchanges.

The court documents also claimed Mr Slipper would regularly send “bizarre” kisses to him by ending text messages with an “X”.

One text message from Mr Slipper to Mr Ashby merely read xxx.

According to an application filed in the Federal Court yesterday, Mr Slipper asked Mr Ashby to shower with the bathroom door open at his Canberra home.

And after complaining of having a sore neck, Mr Slipper arranged for a massage, during which he made moaning noises indicating “intense sexual pleasure”.

Mr Ashby claimed that a month after starting work with the Speaker, he asked him if he had ever taken part in a gay sex act, later making other comments. I hope Ashby has kept the messages on his phone. Slipper will say somebody stole his phone and sent them, like Craig Thompson said about his credit cards for hookers, and then put it back in his wallet…haha

According to Mr Ashby, in a series of text messages Mr Slipper sent Mr Ashby in February he told the staff member, “if you are interested we could be closer”. But his attempt to forge a closer relationship was rejected by the adviser, who joined the Speaker’s office in December.

According to the court documents, the Howard government was aware of Mr Slipper’s sexual relationship with another young male adviser – and other allegations of sexual harassment – as early as 2003. MP’s have known about this weasel for a decade and longer, he must have something on some of the power brokers because he keeps on going full steam ahead. Tell me another job in the world where you can openly drink to intoxication and carry one, in view of all. He has done it for years in Parliament House. Notice the constant red face? Alcoholic…

Anthony McClellan, a spokesman for Mr Ashby, said: “Mr Ashby has nothing further to add at this time.”

Slipping into more scandal

THE persistent sexual advances alleged to have been made by the Speaker of the Australian Parliament leave him with no choice but to immediately stand down.

For Peter Slipper to continue in high office is unacceptable until the courts decide the truth of what are described as attempts to seduce junior male members of his staff.

If the Liberal Party defector does not step aside, Prime Minister Julia Gillard must remove him. She has pretended he is not there, never comments about him, IGNORES HIM like Craig Thompson, another leech

Ms Gillard, who offered Mr Slipper the job to shore up her numbers, might have to find another Speaker from her own ranks, but would presumably still be able to rely on Mr Slipper’s vote from the crossbenches.

What the public would think of such a swill might have no immediate effect on the Government, which has shown it regards staying in power above alleged scandals, such as the claims made against Labor MP Craig Thomson.

But the voters would be likely to turn even more viciously against the Prime Minister.

The allegations made against Mr Slipper in an application in the Federal Court involve a history of sexual advances towards junior male staff when he was a Liberal Party member and since being appointed Speaker last year.

While unproven, the allegations are of disgraceful conduct. He was supposedly seen on a video as long ago as 2003 climbing through a bedroom window and lying down with a junior staff member and “hugging him in an intimate fashion”.

This allegedly led to a complaint, but nothing further was done to stop Mr Slipper using his office to “foster sexual relationships with young male staff members”. Fine, he is a homosexual, but at work? This government (and previous ones, are as weak as piss dealing with these issues. Parliament House is treated like a private Home, and everything inside it treated as private and confidential, consensual even…Well it is NOT, it is paid for by the taxpayers, and is a place of the business of Australia.

According to the complaint, Mr Slipper inquired if someone whose “sexual orientation” appeared to interest him would accept a job as a media adviser.

Other allegations involve the staff member who has made the complaint being asked why he did not leave the shower door open when he was sharing an apartment with Mr Slipper in Canberra and asking for him to perform “neck massages” while he lay on a bed.

Whatever Mr Slipper’s own sexual orientation, the question remains whether he was using his position as an MP to proposition young male staff.

These are astonishing allegations and, while they remain to be tested in court, there is no recourse but for the Speaker to step aside. Whether the Prime Minister appoints a Labor MP in his place or approaches one of the independents, such as Rob Oakeshott or Tony Windsor, remains to be seen. There is even the possibility that Ms Gillard might offer the job to another independent, Andrew Wilkie, in the hope of resurrecting his support.

Whatever might happen is impossible to predict in one of Australia’s most tumultuous parliaments.

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Asylum Seekers get “The Aussie home starter pack”


Asylum seekers awaiting their refugee claims are getting tax payer funded starter packs for their tax payer funded rented homes ( at an average rental cost of $416 a week)

How many of this lot are queue jumpers, purely illegal immigrants, families on the move here from all the good stories on the grapevine. Australians are known as givers but no SUCKERS and we are being sucked in, left right and center with this bullshit.

It is a slap in the face to every poor old pensioner and family in the suburbs living on devon sandwiches to get by each week.

A spokesman for Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said the Government was being responsible in providing basic provisions while asylum seekers’ claims were being assessed.

Something like this, for starters maybe?...Java 16 Piece Living Package from $3,999.00

 

“People do not get to keep the goods. They remain in a house when a family moves out and are used by the next people who move in,” he said. (Sure and the next lot will want new stuff like the last lot got, we cant go upsetting these queue jumpers can we…)

“These people are not allowed to work.” (No they are not allowed to come by boat illegally either…Of course some go and work, cash is cash, blood is blood if you know what I mean…)

The Red Cross provides the packages. (Kiss goodbye to any more donations from thousands of hard working Aussies)

“They are basic supplies. We are not talking about luxury here,” the Red Cross’s spokesman, Michael Raper, said. (If only all the old people and pensioners and sacked workers and families I know had all this guaranteed for them.

The assistance is on top of free doctors’ visits, dental care, pharmaceuticals, and education, and payments of up to $433.25 a fortnight.

If they are not working, get free friggin everything, why do they need all the cash? Aussies will be dropping dead today from heart attacks, grief, malnutrition and heat exhaustion I guarantee it.And they are just the pensioners who have no money to eat or turn their air-conditioners or fans on to stay cool in the summer. Excuse me but our Government has turned into a bunch of fucking soft marshmallows, too worried about how the world sees them and far less concerned with their own bloody citizens.

How do you feel about this situation folks?

Check this list out

Beds, fridges, mattresses, couches and items such as alarm clock radios, clothes hangers and containers for biscuits are being bought in a “household goods formation package” that contains more than 60 items.

The package includes a television with a minimum screen size of 53cm.

A family of five in community detention is eligible for goods valued at $7100.

Families of more than nine can receive up to $9850 in furnishings, the federal Opposition said after Senate hearings this week.

Asylum seeker families in Sydney arrive to a hamper of bread, butter, milk, eggs, other essentials, and cleaning products. Families with a baby can access a $750 pack of basic supplies, while phone and electricity connections are also paid for.

The assistance is on top of free doctors’ visits, dental care, pharmaceuticals, and education, and payments of up to $433.25 a fortnight.

Asylum seekers are not allowed to work.

In Sydney suburbs, 97 homes are being rented at an average cost of $416 a week. Nationally, almost 1600 asylum seekers are being housed in community detention.

Range $7100-$9800 depending on size of family (in actual fact the first list IS basic, as long as the government made sure all Aussie had this basic set in their homes, both young and old.

Washing machine

Fridge

Lounge, min 4-seat

Table & chairs, min 5 piece

Coffee table

Radio alarm

Wall clock

Heater or fan

TV, min 21-inch

TV stand

DVD player

Phone

Bed base, mattresses

Bedside tables

Mattress protectors

Wardrobe, if none built in

Clothes hangers

Pillow, pillow cases

2 blankets per person

Quilt

2 sheet sets per person

2 towels per person

2 face washers per person
Microwave

Rice cooker

Toaster

Electric kettle

Frypan or wok

Pots and pans

Knife set

Dinner ware including plates, mugs, bowls, cutlery and glasses, min 16 pieces

Chopping board

Ovenware

Baking items

Glass container set

Measuring cups and spoons

Salt and pepper shakers

Colander

Salad bowl

Food storage, 15 pieces

Canister set: sugar, bread, biscuits, tea, coffee

Kitchen utensils: Slotted spoon, ladle, egg flip, potato masher, wooden spoon, vegetable peeler, scissors, can
opener, tongs, whisk, grater

Dish cloths

Tea towels

Pot holder, oven mitts

Mop and bucket

Broom, dustpan, brush

Toilet brush

Iron and ironing board

Indoor rubbish bin

Vacuum cleaner, bagless

Laundry basket

Clothes pegs

Shower curtain

Shower caddy

Cleaning bucket

Smoke detector

Fire extinguisher

Fire blanket

First aid kit

CAN BE ASKED FOR

Rugs

Additional heaters/blankets

Additional fans

ITEMS WHICH CAN BE APPROVED

Computers and internet access
 
Mobile phones

Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades

Sewing machines

Student desks

iPod or other music storage device

Game consoles

Baby kit: Mattress, blankets, towels, baths, high chairs and prams worth $750

Where does it END Here is a selection out of the Paper this morning…How REAL Aussie’s feel about this bullshit, their has been thousands of comments in all the newspapers…

  • John Boileau of Glen Waverley Posted at 12:04 AM Today

I would think there would be quite a lot of our Pensioners who would appreciate the same treatment.

Comment 1 of 327

  • Jack schitt of melbourne Posted at 12:12 AM Today

I am gob smacked. lo.g workjng Aussies continually geting shafted and.taxed. and our hard earned taxes are spent how ????

Comment 2 of 327

  • dem o’cracy Posted at 12:24 AM Today

Since when is a television with a minimum screen size of 53cm not a luxury item? I’m not donating to the red cross anymore.

Comment 3 of 327

  • Wally Shaw. of Brisbane Posted at 12:26 AM Today

Why did I not recieve this booty while I waited for my pension to be processed ???

Comment 4 of 327

  • DY of Melbourne Posted at 12:26 AM Today

I feel sick…..

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  • Andrew Cameron of Melbourne Posted at 12:27 AM Today

We are about to go into recession, no doubt about it!!! Reign in this incredible spending on these people and look after you’re own backyard. Border control, hell, border mines!!! Stop them. We are in serious trouble, we are not the land of opportunity, we are the land of misguidedness and political gamesmanship. Anything for a vote.

Comment 6 of 327

  • dingo of gold coast Posted at 12:28 AM Today

that will stop them from coming

Comment 7 of 327

  • LXP Posted at 12:28 AM Today

These non-stories irk me. It’s just the cost of providing a basic standard of housing from scratch – should it be required. Whilst I wish we could send assylum seekers to second hand furniture auctions and op shops it just doesn’t work like that.

Comment 8 of 327

  • john white Posted at 12:35 AM Today

when i am getting my packet?useless socialist losers

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  • Kmw of Melbourne Posted at 12:43 AM Today

Good!

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  • Tommy of The Lucky country no- more! Posted at 12:43 AM Today

Spend the money on a cheap no-frills air -fare back to the place they belong! I don’t want them here.

Comment 11 of 327

  • jdoen Posted at 12:46 AM Today

What a total load of bull. No wonder the worlds destitute populations will want to come here. The people running this country today will have a lot to answer for. They couldn’t run a chook raffle.

Comment 12 of 327

  • Master of Melbourne Posted at 12:50 AM Today

Keep them coming and keep spending our money on fake refugees…

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  • geomac of Gippsland Posted at 12:54 AM Today

The red cross provides the packages .The government goods provided remain the property of the government for the next family to use . The asylum seekers are not allowed to work if or until they are accepted as genuine . All this seems sensible so why do we pay huge amounts for detention centres ?

Comment 14 of 327

  • Lisa Posted at 12:57 AM Today

That’s it, I have absolutely had it. Election NOW please so AUSTRALIANS can come first again. Is this an early April Fools joke? Please?

Comment 15 of 327

  • Mariann rural Victoria of 3377 Posted at 12:58 AM Today

No wonder they are pouring into Australia by the boatloads. How about some of our homeless or low-wages families, or pensioners, who don’t have these things.How about giving them televisions, phones, free power and Drs., dentists, hospital treatment etc. Oh no! I forgot, we have to wait 2 or 3 years for dental treatment, in the meantime your teeth rot in your mouth. As for surgery, it doesn’t matter what the pain is doing to the thousands while they wait/or even die while waiting. The Federal Government is making it heaven for the illegal boat people, of course they want to pour into our country, they don’t get all these freebies (that ordinary Australians cannot get) in other countries.

Comment 16 of 327

  • jenny wall of Melbourne Posted at 1:07 AM Today

I hope the hundreds of people who have just lost their jobs do not have to wait for weeks on end while Centrelink processes their claims, and they too have access to emergency funds for food and rent.

Comment 17 of 327

  • Paul Chrystie Posted at 1:07 AM Today

my god havent they been through enough than the the herald sun harrasing them and suggestibg they havent paid they’re private health rebate. get a life hs

Comment 18 of 327

  • raymond of melbourne Posted at 1:09 AM Today

basic supplies?The assistance is on top of free doctors’ visits, dental care, pharmaceuticals, and education.basic supplies hey?what a load of rubbish….pensioners in this country cannot get free dental and its supposed to be a basic supply?or free medication either….is it any wonder they are flocking here illegally by the boatloads..i would do the same thing to iraq or afghanistan..if these basic supplies were on offer there.

Comment 19 of 327

  • no way Posted at 1:18 AM Today

I cant be reading this article right can i

Comment 20 of 327

  • illegal aliens Posted at 1:20 AM Today

tell that to Obama next time you talk. They are illegal aliens and why the current government does not treat them as such is not fair dinkum.If the ANZACS were here today they would be spewing.election now.

Comment 21 of 327

  • Gus of Camberwell Posted at 1:33 AM Today

Why are refugees being provided ‘containers for biscuits’ when many of our own pensioners can’t even afford the biscuits. Something is not right with this country.

Comment 22 of 327

  • enough Posted at 1:35 AM Today

you have to be kidding me

Comment 23 of 327

  • Jason K of Kew Posted at 1:45 AM Today

Australians are loosing their jobs and they get a hand out. Fair deal, NOTTTTT

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  • John Posted at 1:46 AM Today

I thought there was a shortage of rental properties in Melbourne ?, at least that’s what charity organisations are telling us, if these same charities can find rental accomodation for these people why can’t they do the same for Australians ?, could it be that it’s more profitable for them to put asylum seekers first seeing as they recieve funding from the govt to look after these people ?…Also, why are we supplying these people with brand new furniture etc, what’s wrong with second hand ? …Shame on the Govt and shame on the charities …

Comment 25 of 327

  • Whistleblower of Melbourne Posted at 1:52 AM Today

Let me get this straight. We are providing free accommodation telephone and electricity,$10,000 worth of goods to settle in and 200 bucks a week the food as well is free medical care dental care pharmaceuticals and schooling for their children. No wonder they’re coming here by the boatload. They must think we are bloody stupid!

Comment 26 of 327

  • Tom of Melbourne Posted at 2:00 AM Today

OMG, what a slap in the face to our struggling aged pensioners. This farce needs to stop now.

Comment 27 of 327

  • michelle of melb Posted at 2:01 AM Today

What! That’s it! Enough is enough. I urge every Australian taxpayer to stand up and so no. We’ve had enough of seeing our hard earned money being frittered away on queue jumpers. Make them work for what they want like everyone else.

Comment 28 of 327

  • Tony of Mentone Posted at 2:14 AM Today

No wonder they keep coming in droves and I’ll bet there is much more we don’t know about.

Comment 29 of 327

  • L Posted at 2:22 AM Today

What about hard working normal Australians? We all could benefit from this and we actually work and are contributing members of society! This is so so wrong, why should we tax payers pay for these people!

Comment 30 of 327

  • MAGGILLA of Gladstone Park Posted at 2:23 AM Today

Looks like their better off than our pensioners,can I claim asylum also, I want to get away from GILLARD…

Comment 31 of 327

  • Had enough Posted at 2:26 AM Today

You’ve got to be kidding. I work and pay tax so does my wife. Why can’t we get these benifites. This gov sucks. Election now.

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  • BomberBrock of Ocean Grove Posted at 2:26 AM Today

And real Australians struggle to put food on their tables, struggle to pay bills and get nothing after paying years of taxes. This article forgot to mention the free cigarettes to. I wouldn’t mind a hand out of $230 a week, free rent, bills payed for, a 53cm tv. Once they get their visa, they all end up on welfare for life. No wonder they come here in their thousands. Austrlia the lucky country, if you are not born here. Bowen how can you defend this rubbish, time to go Labor.

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Asylum Seekers get "The Aussie home starter pack"


Asylum seekers awaiting their refugee claims are getting tax payer funded starter packs for their tax payer funded rented homes ( at an average rental cost of $416 a week)

How many of this lot are queue jumpers, purely illegal immigrants, families on the move here from all the good stories on the grapevine. Australians are known as givers but no SUCKERS and we are being sucked in, left right and center with this bullshit.

It is a slap in the face to every poor old pensioner and family in the suburbs living on devon sandwiches to get by each week.

A spokesman for Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said the Government was being responsible in providing basic provisions while asylum seekers’ claims were being assessed.

Something like this, for starters maybe?...Java 16 Piece Living Package from $3,999.00

 

“People do not get to keep the goods. They remain in a house when a family moves out and are used by the next people who move in,” he said. (Sure and the next lot will want new stuff like the last lot got, we cant go upsetting these queue jumpers can we…)

“These people are not allowed to work.” (No they are not allowed to come by boat illegally either…Of course some go and work, cash is cash, blood is blood if you know what I mean…)

The Red Cross provides the packages. (Kiss goodbye to any more donations from thousands of hard working Aussies)

“They are basic supplies. We are not talking about luxury here,” the Red Cross’s spokesman, Michael Raper, said. (If only all the old people and pensioners and sacked workers and families I know had all this guaranteed for them.

The assistance is on top of free doctors’ visits, dental care, pharmaceuticals, and education, and payments of up to $433.25 a fortnight.

If they are not working, get free friggin everything, why do they need all the cash? Aussies will be dropping dead today from heart attacks, grief, malnutrition and heat exhaustion I guarantee it.And they are just the pensioners who have no money to eat or turn their air-conditioners or fans on to stay cool in the summer. Excuse me but our Government has turned into a bunch of fucking soft marshmallows, too worried about how the world sees them and far less concerned with their own bloody citizens.

How do you feel about this situation folks?

Check this list out

Beds, fridges, mattresses, couches and items such as alarm clock radios, clothes hangers and containers for biscuits are being bought in a “household goods formation package” that contains more than 60 items.

The package includes a television with a minimum screen size of 53cm.

A family of five in community detention is eligible for goods valued at $7100.

Families of more than nine can receive up to $9850 in furnishings, the federal Opposition said after Senate hearings this week.

Asylum seeker families in Sydney arrive to a hamper of bread, butter, milk, eggs, other essentials, and cleaning products. Families with a baby can access a $750 pack of basic supplies, while phone and electricity connections are also paid for.

The assistance is on top of free doctors’ visits, dental care, pharmaceuticals, and education, and payments of up to $433.25 a fortnight.

Asylum seekers are not allowed to work.

In Sydney suburbs, 97 homes are being rented at an average cost of $416 a week. Nationally, almost 1600 asylum seekers are being housed in community detention.

Range $7100-$9800 depending on size of family (in actual fact the first list IS basic, as long as the government made sure all Aussie had this basic set in their homes, both young and old.

Washing machine

Fridge

Lounge, min 4-seat

Table & chairs, min 5 piece

Coffee table

Radio alarm

Wall clock

Heater or fan

TV, min 21-inch

TV stand

DVD player

Phone

Bed base, mattresses

Bedside tables

Mattress protectors

Wardrobe, if none built in

Clothes hangers

Pillow, pillow cases

2 blankets per person

Quilt

2 sheet sets per person

2 towels per person

2 face washers per person
Microwave

Rice cooker

Toaster

Electric kettle

Frypan or wok

Pots and pans

Knife set

Dinner ware including plates, mugs, bowls, cutlery and glasses, min 16 pieces

Chopping board

Ovenware

Baking items

Glass container set

Measuring cups and spoons

Salt and pepper shakers

Colander

Salad bowl

Food storage, 15 pieces

Canister set: sugar, bread, biscuits, tea, coffee

Kitchen utensils: Slotted spoon, ladle, egg flip, potato masher, wooden spoon, vegetable peeler, scissors, can
opener, tongs, whisk, grater

Dish cloths

Tea towels

Pot holder, oven mitts

Mop and bucket

Broom, dustpan, brush

Toilet brush

Iron and ironing board

Indoor rubbish bin

Vacuum cleaner, bagless

Laundry basket

Clothes pegs

Shower curtain

Shower caddy

Cleaning bucket

Smoke detector

Fire extinguisher

Fire blanket

First aid kit

CAN BE ASKED FOR

Rugs

Additional heaters/blankets

Additional fans

ITEMS WHICH CAN BE APPROVED

Computers and internet access
 
Mobile phones

Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades

Sewing machines

Student desks

iPod or other music storage device

Game consoles

Baby kit: Mattress, blankets, towels, baths, high chairs and prams worth $750

Where does it END Here is a selection out of the Paper this morning…How REAL Aussie’s feel about this bullshit, their has been thousands of comments in all the newspapers…

  • John Boileau of Glen Waverley Posted at 12:04 AM Today

I would think there would be quite a lot of our Pensioners who would appreciate the same treatment.

Comment 1 of 327

  • Jack schitt of melbourne Posted at 12:12 AM Today

I am gob smacked. lo.g workjng Aussies continually geting shafted and.taxed. and our hard earned taxes are spent how ????

Comment 2 of 327

  • dem o’cracy Posted at 12:24 AM Today

Since when is a television with a minimum screen size of 53cm not a luxury item? I’m not donating to the red cross anymore.

Comment 3 of 327

  • Wally Shaw. of Brisbane Posted at 12:26 AM Today

Why did I not recieve this booty while I waited for my pension to be processed ???

Comment 4 of 327

  • DY of Melbourne Posted at 12:26 AM Today

I feel sick…..

Comment 5 of 327

  • Andrew Cameron of Melbourne Posted at 12:27 AM Today

We are about to go into recession, no doubt about it!!! Reign in this incredible spending on these people and look after you’re own backyard. Border control, hell, border mines!!! Stop them. We are in serious trouble, we are not the land of opportunity, we are the land of misguidedness and political gamesmanship. Anything for a vote.

Comment 6 of 327

  • dingo of gold coast Posted at 12:28 AM Today

that will stop them from coming

Comment 7 of 327

  • LXP Posted at 12:28 AM Today

These non-stories irk me. It’s just the cost of providing a basic standard of housing from scratch – should it be required. Whilst I wish we could send assylum seekers to second hand furniture auctions and op shops it just doesn’t work like that.

Comment 8 of 327

  • john white Posted at 12:35 AM Today

when i am getting my packet?useless socialist losers

Comment 9 of 327

  • Kmw of Melbourne Posted at 12:43 AM Today

Good!

Comment 10 of 327

  • Tommy of The Lucky country no- more! Posted at 12:43 AM Today

Spend the money on a cheap no-frills air -fare back to the place they belong! I don’t want them here.

Comment 11 of 327

  • jdoen Posted at 12:46 AM Today

What a total load of bull. No wonder the worlds destitute populations will want to come here. The people running this country today will have a lot to answer for. They couldn’t run a chook raffle.

Comment 12 of 327

  • Master of Melbourne Posted at 12:50 AM Today

Keep them coming and keep spending our money on fake refugees…

Comment 13 of 327

  • geomac of Gippsland Posted at 12:54 AM Today

The red cross provides the packages .The government goods provided remain the property of the government for the next family to use . The asylum seekers are not allowed to work if or until they are accepted as genuine . All this seems sensible so why do we pay huge amounts for detention centres ?

Comment 14 of 327

  • Lisa Posted at 12:57 AM Today

That’s it, I have absolutely had it. Election NOW please so AUSTRALIANS can come first again. Is this an early April Fools joke? Please?

Comment 15 of 327

  • Mariann rural Victoria of 3377 Posted at 12:58 AM Today

No wonder they are pouring into Australia by the boatloads. How about some of our homeless or low-wages families, or pensioners, who don’t have these things.How about giving them televisions, phones, free power and Drs., dentists, hospital treatment etc. Oh no! I forgot, we have to wait 2 or 3 years for dental treatment, in the meantime your teeth rot in your mouth. As for surgery, it doesn’t matter what the pain is doing to the thousands while they wait/or even die while waiting. The Federal Government is making it heaven for the illegal boat people, of course they want to pour into our country, they don’t get all these freebies (that ordinary Australians cannot get) in other countries.

Comment 16 of 327

  • jenny wall of Melbourne Posted at 1:07 AM Today

I hope the hundreds of people who have just lost their jobs do not have to wait for weeks on end while Centrelink processes their claims, and they too have access to emergency funds for food and rent.

Comment 17 of 327

  • Paul Chrystie Posted at 1:07 AM Today

my god havent they been through enough than the the herald sun harrasing them and suggestibg they havent paid they’re private health rebate. get a life hs

Comment 18 of 327

  • raymond of melbourne Posted at 1:09 AM Today

basic supplies?The assistance is on top of free doctors’ visits, dental care, pharmaceuticals, and education.basic supplies hey?what a load of rubbish….pensioners in this country cannot get free dental and its supposed to be a basic supply?or free medication either….is it any wonder they are flocking here illegally by the boatloads..i would do the same thing to iraq or afghanistan..if these basic supplies were on offer there.

Comment 19 of 327

  • no way Posted at 1:18 AM Today

I cant be reading this article right can i

Comment 20 of 327

  • illegal aliens Posted at 1:20 AM Today

tell that to Obama next time you talk. They are illegal aliens and why the current government does not treat them as such is not fair dinkum.If the ANZACS were here today they would be spewing.election now.

Comment 21 of 327

  • Gus of Camberwell Posted at 1:33 AM Today

Why are refugees being provided ‘containers for biscuits’ when many of our own pensioners can’t even afford the biscuits. Something is not right with this country.

Comment 22 of 327

  • enough Posted at 1:35 AM Today

you have to be kidding me

Comment 23 of 327

  • Jason K of Kew Posted at 1:45 AM Today

Australians are loosing their jobs and they get a hand out. Fair deal, NOTTTTT

Comment 24 of 327

  • John Posted at 1:46 AM Today

I thought there was a shortage of rental properties in Melbourne ?, at least that’s what charity organisations are telling us, if these same charities can find rental accomodation for these people why can’t they do the same for Australians ?, could it be that it’s more profitable for them to put asylum seekers first seeing as they recieve funding from the govt to look after these people ?…Also, why are we supplying these people with brand new furniture etc, what’s wrong with second hand ? …Shame on the Govt and shame on the charities …

Comment 25 of 327

  • Whistleblower of Melbourne Posted at 1:52 AM Today

Let me get this straight. We are providing free accommodation telephone and electricity,$10,000 worth of goods to settle in and 200 bucks a week the food as well is free medical care dental care pharmaceuticals and schooling for their children. No wonder they’re coming here by the boatload. They must think we are bloody stupid!

Comment 26 of 327

  • Tom of Melbourne Posted at 2:00 AM Today

OMG, what a slap in the face to our struggling aged pensioners. This farce needs to stop now.

Comment 27 of 327

  • michelle of melb Posted at 2:01 AM Today

What! That’s it! Enough is enough. I urge every Australian taxpayer to stand up and so no. We’ve had enough of seeing our hard earned money being frittered away on queue jumpers. Make them work for what they want like everyone else.

Comment 28 of 327

  • Tony of Mentone Posted at 2:14 AM Today

No wonder they keep coming in droves and I’ll bet there is much more we don’t know about.

Comment 29 of 327

  • L Posted at 2:22 AM Today

What about hard working normal Australians? We all could benefit from this and we actually work and are contributing members of society! This is so so wrong, why should we tax payers pay for these people!

Comment 30 of 327

  • MAGGILLA of Gladstone Park Posted at 2:23 AM Today

Looks like their better off than our pensioners,can I claim asylum also, I want to get away from GILLARD…

Comment 31 of 327

  • Had enough Posted at 2:26 AM Today

You’ve got to be kidding. I work and pay tax so does my wife. Why can’t we get these benifites. This gov sucks. Election now.

Comment 32 of 327

  • BomberBrock of Ocean Grove Posted at 2:26 AM Today

And real Australians struggle to put food on their tables, struggle to pay bills and get nothing after paying years of taxes. This article forgot to mention the free cigarettes to. I wouldn’t mind a hand out of $230 a week, free rent, bills payed for, a 53cm tv. Once they get their visa, they all end up on welfare for life. No wonder they come here in their thousands. Austrlia the lucky country, if you are not born here. Bowen how can you defend this rubbish, time to go Labor.

Comment 33 of 327

SLIPPER the RORT ripper, Now our Speaker!


UPDATE TODAY 21/04/12 CLICK  HERE FOR ALL THE LATEST OF THIS TOSSER.

These allegations are of disgraceful conduct. He was supposedly seen on a video as long ago as 2003 climbing through a bedroom window and lying down with a junior staff member and “hugging him in an intimate fashion”.

This allegedly led to a complaint, but nothing further was done to stop Mr Slipper using his office to “foster sexual relationships with young male staff members”. Fine, he is a homosexual, but at work? This government (and previous ones, are as weak as piss dealing with these issues). Parliament House is treated like a private Home, and everything inside it treated as private and confidential, consensual even…Even the boisterous piss ups and MP’s drinking beer, wine and spirits in their offices etc!!! Where else is in the workplace this allowed. Mind boggling

Well it is NOT, it is paid for by the taxpayers, and is the place of the business of Australia.  We should all be embarrassed at this mob and the scandals and cover-ups that go on week in week out

 

This is going to be a ONGOING story about this little PIG PETER SLIPPER,who for years and years has done nothing but take all he can GOUGE out of the public purse…

(I have been away so have not had the chance to detail this greedy mongrel from the start…but we will!!)

Peter Slipper the benefit Ripper...

I have been finding mountains of stuff on this useless greedy self-serving little turd for weeks, and the stories keep coming…Dirty back room deals, piss pot habits, too drunk for Question time, Sexual harassment, Rorting in every nook and cranny he could…His actual contribution to politics could be written in a sentence or 2.

His gouging and freebies, and self entitlement has amazed pollies for years…I would be surprised if he had the need to spend one of his own dollars in the last decade actually… So what does that say about Gillard pulling a shifty and appointing him Speaker? Self serving gutter politics to say the least. yes the liberals put up with him, no doubt he has some tales to tell on that bunch…

Whether he could remember them is another question, all evidence suggests he is pissed on our dime most of the time…A reason why he never drives and has exorbitant Taxi bills at all ours around the traps

The man appointed as Federal Parliament’s standard bearer, has racked up more than $7000 in overseas mobile phone calls in just six months.

Mr Slipper – whose excessive spending is being examined by the Department of Finance – spent $1551.83 in January during a two-week tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

His overseas calls spiked again in April and May when he again travelled overseas on a six-week trek to Britain, Morocco, Gibraltar, Spain, Portugal and Germany. His phone bill reached $1862.17 in April and then $2733.24 in a two-month frenzy of phone activity.

Records show Mr Slipper spent over $14,000 on telecommunications for the six months, placing him fifth overall and behind Opposition leader Tony Abbott.

The Sunshine Coast MP declined to comment on whether his wife, Inge-Jane Hall, who travelled with him to Europe, or other family members contributed to the massive mobile phone bill.