Tag: Stuart Robert

A new Employment Minister, but the deceptions continue

Vying for the top job with Petter Dutton for being Australia’s worst Minister of everything

Stuart Robert has been the Minister for Employment for less than four months but already has the art of fudging figures and faking facts finely honed, writes Alan Austin.

Source: A new Employment Minister, but the deceptions continue

And this guy’s the Assistant Treasurer? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When David Speers asked federal member for Fadden, Stuart Robert, about Scott Morrison’s jobs promise, Robert replied they would be full-time jobs just like the million that Tony created.

This, of course, is rubbish.

When pressed about it, he dithered around finally saying “We’ll see what the economy throws up”.

Exactly. Unless the government starts re-employing some of the multitude of people they have sacked, it will not be them creating jobs.

Perhaps Robert’s slip could be forgiven, except it adds to a very long list which begs the question of why this guy is still in parliament let alone being recently promoted to the position of Assistant Treasurer in the latest iteration of the ATM government.

In October last year, when forced to repay $38,000 he’d billed to taxpayers for home internet charges – $2000 a month, 20 times more than the average claimed by other MPs – Robert told a local radio station that “I probably just wasn’t paying enough attention” as the bills went through.

via And this guy’s the Assistant Treasurer? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Roll Up, Roll Up, Rolex Robert Rides Again! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Unlike Ian Macfarlane who feels that he’s just wasted on the backbench… Mm, perhaps I should rephrase that as it may be a little ambiguous. What he actually said that he didn’t want to be a “passenger” by just sitting around on the backbench. Which sort of makes one wonder about his opinion of all…

Source: Roll Up, Roll Up, Rolex Robert Rides Again! – » The Australian Independent Media Network