Nominations are invited to list parasites and predators who have rorted the political system to get benefits for a few people at huge cost to the common wealth. Prompted by the threat of some senators to frustrate the Government on the Carbon Tax reform unless some goodies are handed out to their favorite people.
Mr Muir, Senator Madigan and Senator Xenophon are believed to favour reviving the automotive transformation scheme to assist components parts manufacturers in the wake of the decisions by Holden, Toyota and Ford to cease building cars in Australia.
Senator Harradine (Tas). Someone estimate the cost of bribes that he extracted to permit legislation through the Senate.
Rob Oakshott. Cost to the nation of dud policies put in place by Gillard and the Greens?
Tony Windsor. Ditto
UPDATE: I am inclined to agree with Phillipa on Oakeshott and Windsor. They need to be held to account for the damage inflicted by Gillard and the Greens: the latter made no secret of their destructive intentions (thinking of industrial relations as much as green policies) and the two local members were returned by conservative electorates.