Money down drain

Shocking! Victoria Government’s Marketing Expenses Skyrocket

What could you do with $13.22 million? Pretty much anything you’ve ever dreamed of.

Now how about $13.22 million per year? An astounding figure. Yet this is precisely what the marketing and promotion expenses worked out to for the department overseeing Victoria’s premier and cabinet.

As the AAP reports, this figure has increased by more than $3 million in the past year.

Yesterday, the annual report of the Department of Premier and Cabinet revealed that for the 12 months ending 30 June, the state government spent $13.22 million on marketing and promotion.

Last year that number was a ‘mere’ $9.98 million.

The report states that, ‘Operating expenses generally represent the day-to-day running costs incurred in normal operations.’

We can only hope the $3 million per year upward trend in costs to market the government to the voters is short lived. But don’t count on it.

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Bernd Struben

Bernd Struben

Bernd Struben is the lead editor at The Australian Tribune. Bernd makes use of his extensive network to bring you the top stories you need to know about each day. Stories the mainstream may miss. Or bury somewhere you’re unlikely to ever read them. Bernd studied aerospace engineering and journalism at the University of Michigan, before graduating with a degree in economics. Over the past two decades he’s worked in media, management, and finance in the US, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australia. His other role, as the editor of the Port Phillip Insider, puts him in a unique position to read Australia’s most exclusive financial advice. Some of which he shares with readers of The Australian Tribune for free.
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  1. Tks to The Tribune for raising the many deplorable wastage of Taxpayer funds by the Victorian Govt. (with most households struggling to make ends meet) Yet all our Governments have so little respect for the vast sums of monies supplied to them from hard working taxpayers. This has to stop. Australian must reduce Government spending and allow each taxpayer to choose how to spend their hard earned monies themselves. Not on Govt propaganda. This is simply gross WASTAGE of public funds.