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    13 Times Australia Was Able To "Live Within Our Means"

    The PM wants Australia to "live within our means"... just like these times.

    1. When the PM bought an office oven from the catalogue.

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    2. When the foreign minister booked a pretty cheap Uber.

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    3. When the deputy PM popped over in a chopper.

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    4. When the former speaker went on a South American bender on a shoestring.

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    5. When the government wanted the living room to look nice for visitors.

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    6. When this Liberal MP made $500,000 worth of changes to the office.

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    7. When the former PM spent a little bit of money on marriages.

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    8. When some MPs claimed a little allowance while living in their own home.

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    9. When the former treasurer got in on the action.

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    10. When we planned for an extra poll and that cost a little bit.


    11. When "the immigration department" just would not do.

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    12. When the new kids needed $1.3 million for nice badges.

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    13. And when your books need a home...

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    There's never been a more exciting time to ~live within our means~.

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