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Former defence minister Pyne now consulting in $200Billion Pyne-inspired contract bonanza

Today's surprise announcement* is that Christopher Pyne has been employed to look after Ernst & Young's defence business - ie advising on how to get the biggest bite out of the $200 Billion investment program he presided over as a minister.

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If this isn't corrupt, could someone please explain why?

Here's a piece I published last year in anticipation of precisely this sort of self-interested bullshit.

Pyne, Payne and Turnbull - their murky links to defence

This is the Australian Army's announcement about the Chief of Army's Land Forces Conference:

Australian Army @AustralianArmy

is proud to partner with Industry Defence & Security Australia Limited to present .

Make sure you follow @LandForces2018 and @CALFSAusArmy to join the discussion. 

27 people are talking about this


So the Chief of Army is having a conference - presumably to discuss military matters with our partners.

But our partners aren't our military allies.

A direct quote from the above

AusArmy is proud to partner with Industry Defence & Security Australia Limited

Before we get to to Industry Defence & Security Australia Ltd - have a quick look at the Twitter account of Chief of Army Land Forces Seminar -Australian Army

It's chocka with Christopher Pyne and Marise Payne - either flogging weapons/equipment or inviting tenders.

And most of the acquisition stuff points to the private website

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Do you want a copy of the tender documents for our multi million taxpayer funded splurges?

Go to for all the details!

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Or follow the Chief of Army Seminar - he's out there pumping Christopher up too!

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And old mate Marise gets plenty of action there as well.

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Now to the Australian Army's proud presenting "partner"

It's a charity that pays no tax..... 

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...but earned $2.2M on $5M turnover in the only year for which a financial report is available, doing among other things, the pumping up of politicians tyres!

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The friendly folk at the Government's charities commission have decided the mates at ADSA Ltd don't need to furnish us with any more financial reports.......

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So the financial extract above comes from the only financial document I could find on them.

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This entity might have started out with all good intentions.

But its constitution has recently been updated.

And it seems to me with its involvement in "partnership" with the Australian Army and it clear cut role in promoting Pyne and others - it's descended into some murky depths.

Note that its conference is being held in Adelaide.

And I for one am disgusted at the same Rising Sun badge that our Anzacs fought and died for  being displayed on the same level as this tawdry bunch of commercial and political carpetbaggers.

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No wonder Pyne wanted Defence - look at the business names this "charity" is involved with:

registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) External site as follows:
ACNC registration From
Registered as a charity view ACNC registration External site 07 Jan 2013
Business name(s) help
Business name From
LAND FORCES 2022 External site 19 Jun 2018
LAND FORCES 2024 External site 19 Jun 2018
PACIFIC 2023 External site 19 Jun 2018
PACIFIC 2024 External site 19 Jun 2018
PACIFIC 2019 External site 14 Jun 2018
PACIFIC 2020 External site 14 Jun 2018
PACIFIC 2021 External site 14 Jun 2018
PACIFIC 2022 External site 14 Jun 2018
Rotortalk External site 12 Jun 2018
Littoral 2018 External site 05 Oct 2017
Littoral 2019 External site 05 Oct 2017
Littoral Marine External site 05 Oct 2017
Littoral Security External site 05 Oct 2017
Team Aerospace Australia External site 26 Jul 2017
Team Careers Australia External site 26 Jul 2017
Team Maritime Australia External site 26 Jul 2017
Team Security Australia External site 26 Jul 2017
Land Defence Australia External site 31 Oct 2016
CIVIL SECURITY AUSTRALIA External site 19 Aug 2016
Indo Asia Pacific External site 17 Jun 2016
MARITIME AUSTRALIA External site 16 Mar 2016
LAND DEFENCE External site 23 Feb 2016
Land Forces 2016 External site 23 Feb 2016
Land Forces 2018 External site 23 Feb 2016
Land Forces 2020 External site 23 Feb 2016
LANDDEFENCE DOWNUNDER External site 23 Feb 2016
LANDEF External site 23 Feb 2016


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$$$MILLIONS in defence contracts out now on tender showroom

Tired of navigating the defence bureaucracy?

Want the inside running on multi-million-dollar contracts?

Don't have the time for official channels?

Do we have a deal for you!

Bypass probity, governance and security concerns and deal directly with Chris!

Check out the all new W-W-W DOT PYNEONLINE DOT COM

That's right!  

You'll deal directly with the Minister on his private and personal webspace!

There are millions and millions of dollars in contracts being promoted at WWW DOT PYNEONLINE DOT COM right now!

And the Minister's already done all the hard work for you!

You don't know what contracts are coming up - but the Minister does!

And where do you think the Minister puts all the helpful details?


Why, you'd almost swear WWW DOT PYNEONLINE DOT COM was a ready-made platform just aching to be put to work for private sector profit!

Here's a taste of just a few of the commercial opportunities in Chris's online showroom now!

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Defence is seeking input from Australian industry on the proposed tender timeline for LAND 400 Phase 3. The acquisition of mounted close combat vehicle capabilit...
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The multi-billion dollar project to replace Army’s M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers has taken another step forward with the formal release of the Request for...
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The $35 billion Future Frigate project reached a significant milestone today with the release of the ...
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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, welcomed the industry briefing on the Naval Shipbuilding College Request for Proposal, held in Canberra today...
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The new Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has today announced the completion of the review of opportunities to improve Australian...
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The multi-billion dollar Offshore Patrol Vessel project has reached a significant milestone with the release of the Request for Tender to the three shortlisted designers.
But get in quick while the getting's good!
ENDS - now with the sarcasm turned off.
This is a link to the Australian Government's Statement of Ministerial Standards.
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Ministers and Assistant Ministers are entrusted with the conduct of public business and must act in a manner that is consistent with the highest standards of integrity and propriety.

They are required to act in accordance with the law, their oath of office and their obligations to the Parliament.

In addition to those requirements, it is vital that Ministers and Assistant Ministers conduct themselves in a manner that will ensure public confidence in them and in the government.

Forget the private websites lads.

The government has plenty of websites and people to manage them.

Taxpayers were taken for a ride by Turnbull who saw his "public service" through the lens of

Even the hint of taxpayer funded stuff being promoted in private forums is tawdry and cheap.

Ministers wouldn't get away with running a consultancy on the side - with that consultancy out there 'helping' guide tenderers to the juiciest contracts.

A minister's personal website isn't that much different.

Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's please chaps.

Keep the personal websites for photos of the wife and kids.