In an amazing move, Senator Humphries has put out a media release telling Canberra’s public servants to support the Telstra sale, in as many words, “If they know what’s good for them”.
Canberra public servants and defence force employees have a vested interest in the sale of Telstra
This amazing threat is made in the context of the Government’s unfunded pension liabilities. Just because they are unfunded, however does not mean either that they are not guaranteed, nor that other ways to fund them are unavailable.
I realise it’s intended just as a bit of pom-pom waving by the bearded one, but has he thought through the ramifications of this implicit threat?