Minister pays data bill
THE Federal Government has sent Stuart Robert a bill for almost $38,000 after it was revealed the Assistant Treasurer racked up more than $1000 a month for data at his Gold Coast home since 2016.
Special Minister of State Alex Hawke said he had been advised the Finance Department signed off on Mr Robert’s internet connection.
Despite the plan being approved, the high excess data charges had “understandably caused concern”, Mr Hawke said.
Mr Robert wrote on Twitter yesterday, after his colleague issued a media release, that he had paid $37,975, which reflected excess usage charges beyond those covered under the plan. The minister intends to hook up the NBN when it is available in his area. *Limit one redemption per eligible member. Limited to first 10,000 each month. Offer of books featured ends 31 October 2018 or while stocks last. Provided you remain a member. Member must register with Kobo to take up this offer. Full terms and conditions available at plusrewards.com.au