CHEWED finger nails..
Federal finance minister Penny Wong has laid the ground for a fresh round of public service cost cutting in the May Budget as the Gillard government anxiously hunts for ways to trim federal spending without firing bureaucrats.
In a statement released on a public holiday and April Fools Day, Senator Wong said that half-year results showed that public service spending on air travel had decreased by 22 per cent “compared to the same time last year” and that travel volume was down a corresponding 17 per cent.
According to Senator Wong the amount spent by government agencies on travel decreased by $54 million to $193 million.
Maybe just smell the flowers instead of worrying my head about these flash in the pan Pollies…