Tag: Josh Frydenberg

ANTHONY KLAN: Josh Frydenberg caught out in salary scandal

Our Harvard Scholar and Treasurer belly flopped again.

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) executive Chris Jose – a Morrison Government appointee – was was illegally paid for two public service jobs simultaneously, receiving $40,100 in overpayments. The details of the scandal are set out in a secret report detailing a year-long investigation conducted by the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman. The scandal implicates the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C); the Department of Treasury; the Department of Finance; the National Competition Council (NCC); and staff at competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). For two years, until April 2020 – and at the same time he was being paid by ACMA in a full-time role – Jose was employed by the NCC in a part-time role, collecting a $20,000 annual salary.

Source: ANTHONY KLAN: Josh Frydenberg caught out in salary scandal

Suffering in comparison: Australia’s economic outcomes the worst in 60 years – Michael West Media

Josh Frydenberg, GDP, Australia economy

Australians are treated like mushrooms kept in the dark and fed bullshit. If QAnon is the great fantasy spin doctor of 2021 then the LNP is Q.

What would Menzies say? Treasurer Josh Frydenberg would have us believe Australia’s economy is back to leading its rivals after two years of pandemic. The latest economic update shows instead that we are not only lagging the field, we have had one of the poorest outcomes in the developed world, writes Alan Austin. The quarterly national accounts provide invaluable data on the state of Australia’s economy. Yesterday’s are the worst set of outcomes since the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) began tabulating this series in 1959, when the prime minister was Robert Menzies. That’s based on Australia’s historic data, or comparison with other developed countries, or both.

Source: Suffering in comparison: Australia’s economic outcomes the worst in 60 years – Michael West Media

Josh Frydenberg was alerted less than three months into JobKeeper that unqualified companies were receiving support – ABC News

Josh Frydenberg opens his mouth to speak

The Treasurer knew billions in JobKeeper were going to businesses with increased turnover Businesses that no longer qualified for JobKeeper continued to receive support for six months Josh Frydenberg said Treasury did not advise on any changes to JobKeeper at the time

Source: Josh Frydenberg was alerted less than three months into JobKeeper that unqualified companies were receiving support – ABC News

Business whispers: how Treasurer Josh Frydenberg squandered $40bn on JobKeeper – Michael West Media

Treasury, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

Kooyong’s own Harvard wiz-kid needs to go.

It turns out the very business lobbyists who stood to benefit most from JobKeeper were regularly advising the Government on JobKeeper. Callum Foote and Michael West report how $40bn was squandered and the role of corporate spinners Business Council of Australia and AI Group.

Source: Business whispers: how Treasurer Josh Frydenberg squandered $40bn on JobKeeper – Michael West Media

JobKeeper : Welfare for the Wealthy ? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Tonight, Sixty Minutes is doing a piece on this massive rorting of public money but evidently Frydenberg was not available to be interviewed : perhaps he had to wash his hair !

Source: JobKeeper : Welfare for the Wealthy ? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Zombie Cash-Splash: Treasurer ramps up orgy of corporate hand-outs – Michael West

Josh Frydenberg money tree, QE, Reserve Bank of Australia

“Australians know there is no money tree,” said Treasurer Josh Frydenberg at the apogee of the coronavirus in May. But there is. The Reserve Bank is creating money out of thin air. It’s called QE. Michael West reports on the latest fruits to fall from Josh’s fertile money tree, particularly free cash from a hitherto hidden measure in the Budget.

Zombie Cash-Splash: Treasurer ramps up orgy of corporate hand-outs – Michael West

Holocaust denialism and far right on rise in Australia, says Frydenberg | Australia news | The Guardian

treasurer Josh FrydenbergAustralia's home affairs minister Peter Dutton

 Holocaust denialism and far right on rise in Australia, says Frydenberg | Australia news | The Guardian

 

and

Peter Dutton’s response to a far-right threat shows how little has changed since Christchurch

The Economy Has Gone Bad But What Can A Treasurer Do? >sigh< – » The Australian Independent Media Network

You gotta laugh at not with the man (ODT)

Liberal Treasurer has almost no control over things unless their good things and then it’s all down to the superior ability to control the Beast, household spending, the weather of whatever it’s being compared to in the latest attempt to make it clear that even though the debt has doubled and growth has stalled and we’re fiddling with how we judge success on the unemployment front, the Coalition Treasurer still had everything under control and the fundamentals are just fine.

What are the fundamentals?

They’re anything we can point to and say, “See that’s not so bad, is it?”

via The Economy Has Gone Bad But What Can A Treasurer Do? >sigh< – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Scott Morrison’s war plan for Kooyong

The LNP Government is dragging the innocent in to try to save themselves(ODT)

On 17 August 2019, The Age newspaper reported that the Prime Minister had announced at a Liberal State Council meeting that there will be an

‘assault on the “shady” activist group GetUp, including fresh action that could curb its vast campaigning and fundraising potential.’

GetUp was active in Kooyong during the last election. Morrison’s sudden crackdown on GetUp is probably also in preparation for a possible new election for the seat.

Section 44(i) has certainly become a revelation to the nation for the uncivil way in which some elected members of parliament are willing to act.

via Scott Morrison’s war plan for Kooyong

The price of not paying attention: Five ministers we cannot afford

Three years is a long time in any democracy. Three years of callous disregard for the vulnerable, the ill and the homeless, for the voiceless First Peoples, for the disabled and the elderly, the unemployed and the underemployed, and those held in detention without trial — some of whom have already attempted suicide this week. Three years is also a long time to spruik religion to a secular society, spit in the face of science and ignore the havoc we are wreaking on our natural world.

Morrison has already wasted $185 million on a stunt purely to stop critically ill asylum seekers (including children) from receiving medical attention. Morrison voted against a banking royal commission 26 times. He believes coal is the answer to our problems. Morrison is a failed Treasurer, who managed to double our debt. And ScoMo campaigned with only one policy: tax cuts.

via The price of not paying attention: Five ministers we cannot afford

Ah, Josh Frydenberg, The Man Who Told The Truth…Eventually! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Now as a member of the Kooyong electorate, I’ve been subjected to so many letters from Joshie that I was starting to wonder if I could consider it stalking. Every day for the past week, I found at least one letter for either my wife and I or my son who is now of voting age. These letters were very informative. They told me such things as how my private health insurance was at risk, how rents would go up (did nobody consider that some of the good people of Kooyong may be rubbing their hands and thinking how good that would be thanks to the 83 properties they own?), how the economy might stall under Labor when thanks to his sound economic management growth was 2.75% and not 2,5% that the Reserve Bank has adjusted it to, how the Liberals had a plan for reducing emissions but not by so much that it would hurt anything including businesses because we all know that a strong economy which burns coal 24/7 is the best way to reduce emissions, and…

Ah, Josh Frydenberg, The Man Who Told The Truth…Eventually! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Labor’s capital gains changes will hurt those on less than $80,000, Josh Frydenberg says. Is that right? – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Treasurer looks into the distance, with the Misleading at the bottom.

via Labor’s capital gains changes will hurt those on less than $80,000, Josh Frydenberg says. Is that right? – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Josh Frydenberg is “proud” of failure – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Coalition’s Monash Forum has called for us to pull out of the Paris Agreement. We have reneged on our commitment to contribute to the UN Green Energy Fund. We have earned the Colossal Fossil Award for obstructing progress at climate change talks. Unlike other countries, we are using carryover credits in an accounting trick to make it look like we are meeting targets when we are not.

via Josh Frydenberg is “proud” of failure – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Turnbull government’s green shift to back renewables

Incoming Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has flagged a marked change in direction away from fossil fuels.

Malcolm Turnbull’s new Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has signalled a declining role for coal in Australia’s energy mix in the future, in a marked change from the aggressively pro-coal stance of the Abbott government.

Source: Turnbull government’s green shift to back renewables