Department of Climate Change officials have confirmed today that a tender is underway for the purchase of a stainless steel wine cabinet to be housed in the Department’s plush new building’s executive dining room.
Under questioning by Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham in Senate Estimates, Departmental Secretary Mr Blair Comley confirmed that:
“The intention of the architect was that there would be a wine cabinet in the executive dining room facility.”
“Climate Change bureaucrats seem oblivious to genuine concerns of Australian families that they should be buying expensive wine cabinets for their executives while at the same time slugging Australians with huge rises in their power bills and cost of living,” Senator Birmingham said today.
Assistant Secretary, Business Services Branch, Mr Graham Tanton boldly stated:
“There is a need to accommodate either a wine fridge or standard fridge requirement and that will be determined.”
“What Australians need is not wine cabinets for executives, but an end to government waste and largess at a time when so many Australians are doing it tough,” Senator Birmingham said.
“What’s even more galling is that the Department responsible for implementing the carbon tax that is causing so much of the pain households are feeling is lavishing itself with a new multi-million dollar building and $20.5 million fit out complete with luxuries like stainless steel wine cabinets.”