LIBERALS PAY OTHERS TO LISTEN TO THE COMMUNITY – AND STILL DON’T GET THE MESSAGE
The Turnbull Government has been caught out wasting almost half a million dollars on focus groups less than a week out from the budget.
A report today detailed government tenders for two lots of market research totalling $446,850. That’s money which could be better used by schools and hospitals to provide the services Australians deserve.
Only Malcolm Turnbull would need a taxpayer funded focus group to tell him what’s fair and unfair.
They don’t need to waste hundreds of thousands of dollars on market research when the message has been clear for a long time – voters want to see their tax dollars spent on Medicare, hospitals, schools and pensions, not multi-billion dollar handouts to the big end of town.
Through town hall meetings, mobile offices, local BBQs, and events like ‘Welcoming the Babies’ and ‘Coffee with a Pollie’, Labor MPs and Senators are out in the community every day listening directly to Australians.
If Australians want to know whether Malcolm Turnbull has been listening to Australians, there’s a simple test. Will he drop his budget-busting big business boondoggle?
THURSDAY, 3 MAY 2018
Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra