How come well paid people get so much extra free stuff?
How come police who have to work together don't get $1700 meals to get to know each other better?
Why do people who get paid astronomical salaries get fancy food and grog for free?
And how come government PR people go in to bat to justify it?
Climate boffins dine out on $1740 taxpayer dollars
- by: Gemma Jones, Political Reporter
- From: News Limited Network
- February 11, 2013 12:00AM
The $1740 diner was to help the group get to know each other in an informal setting. Picture:Thinkstock Source: Supplied
A DOZEN Climate Change authority executives dining out at a posh Italian restaurant to get to know each other better left tax-payers with an almost $2000 bill.
The dinner was held so the executives of the outfit created in July to review and make recommendations about the carbon tax and other federal government green schemes could meet in "an informal setting" to better their "collective decision making" capacity.
Executives dined at swish Melbourne eatery The Italian Restaurant and Bar on a $135-a-head menu of New Zealand king salmon, calamari, caprese salad, southern supreme beef, gnocchi with oyster mushroom and vanilla panna cotta with dark chocolate.
The dinner, which the authority planned to spend $1620 on but receipts show a cost of $1740, on November 20 last year was the night before a major board meeting.