Committing troops to battle is just the stroke of a pen for Australian governments since settlement. To adequately supporting them in battle and repatriation they buried in legislation and bureaucratic red tape slowing the cash flow supported by well placed hurdles to stem veteran claims.
Troops in the Middle East serving a six month tour will be $19,000 out of pocket on the pay cut announced from Canberra.
Tony Abbott’s quest to unload the inherit Labor government debt passed the buck of targeted Australia troops in Afghanistan quoting the decision was made by the military. With a second breath, he commits support of that decision by the National Security Committee of Cabinet (NSC) signing off on the changes in November.
You will be amazed and astounded that Defence Chief General David Hurley, who earns about $800,000-a-year or $15,300-a-week, did not oppose the combat troops pay cut that over six months will save the Liberal government about $20 million.
Prime Minister Abbott, look how much more you and the coalition forces save from young men and women who served in the Australian, British, US and Canadian Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, to receive just 50% of their pay on retirement, while all politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay retirement after serving just one term.
Prime Minister, you need only look to taxpayer funded government environmental grants gravy trains, many set in place from the previous Howard Liberal government, being set upon by those in the know and here is just the tip to some of our findings with just one investigation we have conducted over 24 months.
(1) Jan Ferguson, managing director of the “Ninti One” organisation is a well connected person who arranged a government grant of $20 million to cull wild camels on an estimate of 1 million animals. When the project completed there were 300,000.
- Where was the compliance?
- Where is the accountability to taxpayers when annual report are published without financial audit details?
(2) Prior to this cull project there was Desert Knowledge CRC set in place, again with Jan Ferguson with Camel control one of the research projects on which the organisation has spent $93 million, in cash and kind, during its first six year term of funding and published a massive 20 consultants’ reports dealing with the camel problem. Again no financial report available to establish accountability.
(3) Remote Economic Participation CRC is a public good research centre which delivers solutions that address social and economic disadvantage in remote Australia, program funding $32.5 Million. And yes Jan Ferguson is managing director of this – yes, again no financial details in annual reports.
Here is the wages structure government CRC’s comply to:
$420,000 for Program Leader/ Senior Manager
$280,000 for Project/ Theme Leader/ Key Researcher/ Manager
$220,000 for Researcher/ Professional
$180,000 for Other (support staff – technical, administrative etc.
How much would you receive if you were on 3 CRC’s ..Hmmmm.
The CRC program was officially launched in 1990. Since the commencement of the program in 1991, 200 CRCs have been funded. The Australian Government has committed more than $3.7 billion in CRC program funding. Participants in CRCs have committed a further $11.7 billion in cash and in-kind contributions. The total Australian Government support for science, research and innovation in 2012-13 is almost $9 billion.
Here’s a tip from the people Tony,
Cease stealing wages from our loyal troops – TODAY.
- Start your pruning TODAY with the greenie tree. Make that positive move restoring the decimated Greens environment from taxpayer funded science fiction junkets. Show a giant step toward recovery of our biodiversity and environment delivered to government in pristine condition after 100 years of management by farmers and land carers before Gang Green set in.