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Old 13th May 2014, 22:40
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Sarcs
 
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Beaker's bonus - Clawing back credibility??

There may not of been too many grinners in last nights budget but it would seem that the ATsBeaker may have received an unexpected windfall from the MH370 disappearance & investigation.. I also note with irony....the total cost for our contribution to the continued search effort...
MH370 search to cost $90m

THE search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will cost Australian taxpayers up to $90 million, with the government anticipating the hunt will continue into next financial year.

The government has provided extra funding of $25m to the *Defence Department this year to cover the cost of the search, with a further $3m built in for 2014-15.

Additional funding for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau over two years will take the total cost of the search to $89.9m.

The 239 passengers and crew vanished on March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and the search is focused on 56,000sq km of ocean floor far off Western Australia.

No wreckage from the aircraft has been found.
Hi Ho..... mi..mi..mi..Beaker's budgetary bowl runneth over... MTF
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