Senator James McGrath has called on Tony Abbott to back his government expenditure proposal.
Senator James McGrath has called on Tony Abbott to back his government expenditure proposal. Vicki Wood

Nambour-based Senator calls for transparency

SENATOR James McGrath has called on the Prime Minister to support his plans to have Government spending put on display for all to see.

"A transparency portal would provide a powerful incentive for government departments to be more efficient because greater transparency and accountability would enable every Australian taxpayer to be an auditor and judge of wasteful government spending," Sen McGrath wrote in his letter.

"As a result, we would see a reduction in waste and a fall in government expenditure."

Sen McGrath launched a petition this week at the Australian Liberal Students' Federation Council to introduce the portal.

The Nambour-based LNP Senator first raised the idea publicly during a speech recently in the Senate.

The petition supporting the portal can be accessed at allgovernmentspendingonline.com.


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