Today’s latest effort by Liberal Senator Gary Humphries is built on a novel contention.
Based on data from the ever reliable Property Council he appears to be arguing that the size of the public service should be dictated by sentiment in the Canberra property market.
Some naive souls like your correspondent might think that minor trifles; like the policy priorities of the elected Government, or delivering the best value for money to the Australian people as a whole, might receive priority consideration.
But Senator Humphries appears to think the portfolio values of the Property Council should be dominating the apparatus of Government.
How common is this greedy gouging mentality which would rightly earn the hatred of the rest of the nation?