Tony Abbott, I want money, I want lots of money, Just give me money

I want money, I want lots of money, In fact I want so much money
Give me your money, Just give me money

Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford


What does the biggest story in the country today look like in the Mainstream Media (MSM)?

It is non existent.

What does the biggest story in the country today look like on social media?

It looks like a thoroughly investigated exploration of Tony Abbott being forced to pay back taxpayers after using our money for his private money making adventures, promoting his book Battlelines.

#Battlerort

Journalist Margo Kingston has done the investigation for No Fibs, and the Australian media has ignored this story completely.

This is just one more example of the disconnect between what the MSM is ramming down our throats, and what the people are clamouring to read. The biggest story on the No Fibs website, is barely a ripple in the MSM pond.

The silence in the MSM over anything to do with Tony Abbott and his Liberal Party, including the lack of examination of Coalition policies, this close to an election, is bizarre. Especially considering the frenzied media obsession with the former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and every aspect of her life (shoes, jackets, earlobes, private life, 20 year old work history, friends, parents, hobbies, dog; anything and everything to avoid talking about her governments policies, legislation, and AAA economy).

The book is Battlelines, the “author” Tony Abbott, and he flew around the country promoting the book, raking in the profits, and changing the Australian taxpayers to fund his promotional tour.

The amount in question is just under $10,000. Compare this to former Speaker, Peter Slipper, who has been hounded by the Federal Police for under $1000 for visiting a winery on a Cabcharge voucher.

In a No Fibs exclusive: Abbott forced to repay $9,400 he charged taxpayers to promote his book. Here is a very small extract:

EXCLUSIVE: Abbott forced to repay $9,400 he charged taxpayers to promote his book

By Margo Kingston
6 July, 2013

The Opposition leader, Mr Abbott, was forced to repay taxpayers nearly $9,400 after receiving travel expenses to promote his book Battlelines in 2009.

The repayment occurred after Mr Abbott publicly denied the allegation through a spokesman, who stated:

“All travel undertaken by Mr Abbott has been within the entitlement. This is a blatant attempt by Labor to smear and mislead.”

To read the full article: No Fibs: EXCLUSIVE: Abbott forced to repay $9,400 he charged taxpayers to promote his book

Forced. Does this suggest Tony Abbott would not have repay taxpayers otherwise?

What Tony Abbott really needs to understand is: the taxpayers of this country aren’t his personal ATM.

The Flying Lizards: Money (That’s What I Want)

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2 Responses to “Tony Abbott, I want money, I want lots of money, Just give me money”

  1. Agree with you wholeheartedly. The complete & utter lack of anything remotely connected to this appearing in the mainstream media is smelly. They have had a couple of years to mention this but no.

    I (& many others) have tweeted the link from Margo’s wonderful investigation. She was able to find out about it so why couldn’t they?? My tweet was addressed to ABC News, ABC NEWS 24, ABC’s 7.30 & QandA a well as Mark Riley at 7. Many more tweeters have done the same & the continuing silence is astounding.

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