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Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on August 4, 2009

JohnHoward knobFormer Australian Prime Minister, Mr John Howard, cost

Australian taxpayers more than $1 million dollars in the first

year of his retirement.

This is in addition to Mr Howard’s parliamentary

superannuation of $330,000 a year for the rest of his life.

Details of Mr Howards’s expenditure was disclosed in a

Senate committee inquiry, including $974 for a tattoo, believed to be on Mr Howard’s left buttock and a likeness of

ex American President George Bush, $6723 for newspapers and magazines, including subscriptions to Busty Big

Mamas and Overland, and $118,459 on the acquisition of works for his primitive art phallus collection

(incorrectly attributed as ‘furniture’).

Mr Howard released a written statement yesterday, saying that he was Australia’s greatest post-Menzies prime

minister,  and had changed Australian politics for the worst, but he had nevertheless shown restraint in his spending.


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  1. Paul said, on August 5, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    And don’t forget, ‘didn’t touch Australian politics lightly’ too. His reading material is perfect but it would be hard to tell which one was which. I think Jeff Sparrow is editor of both.

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