We wish QANTAS a not so merry Christmas and an even worst New YearThe uncompassionate Australian

Thanks for stealing my FF Points…

I gave you loyalty, that was misplaced. I saved and saved and saved some more and was only a few points off my dream holiday when they took away my 100,000 points.

The service sucked and they sucked me in.

I will never fly QANTAS Again.

QANTAS Service has significantly declined under the current management. It’s Safety record no longer merits a Rain Man quotation and soon the Federal Government will remove the 51% barrier.

I am in two minds on this issue. One side says that QANTAS should remain Australian and not go the way Vegemite has. The other says sell it. After 13 years of loyalty I now think QANTAS sucks and it is not worth saving. They can stick their red Kangaroo where its fits and I hope that the FF staff find themselves redundant because I could not give a rats about QANTAS anymore. I have a good mind to take them to the Consumer Affairs and complain about the poor quality of service and the fact that they have not delivered on past promises and service undertakings. So I guess I will vote against which ever way the QANTAS Board recommends.

They are no longer the Compassionate Australian.

We wish QANTAS a not so merry Christmas and an even worst New YearThe uncompassionate Australian

Thanks for stealing my FF Points…

I gave you loyalty, that was misplaced. I saved and saved and saved some more and was only a few points off my dream holiday when they took away my 100,000 points.

The service sucked and they sucked me in.

I will never fly QANTAS Again.

QANTAS Service has significantly declined under the current management. It’s Safety record no longer merits a Rain Man quotation and soon the Federal Government will remove the 51% barrier.

I am in two minds on this issue. One side says that QANTAS should remain Australian and not go the way Vegemite has. The other says sell it. After 13 years of loyalty I now think QANTAS sucks and it is not worth saving. They can stick their red Kangaroo where its fits and I hope that the FF staff find themselves redundant because I could not give a rats about QANTAS anymore. I have a good mind to take them to the Consumer Affairs and complain about the poor quality of service and the fact that they have not delivered on past promises and service undertakings. So I guess I will vote against which ever way the QANTAS Board recommends.

They are no longer the Compassionate Australian.

We wish QANTAS a not so merry Christmas and an even worst New YearThe uncompassionate Australian

Thanks for stealing my FF Points…

I gave you loyalty, that was misplaced. I saved and saved and saved some more and was only a few points off my dream holiday when they took away my 100,000 points.

The service sucked and they sucked me in.

I will never fly QANTAS Again.

QANTAS Service has significantly declined under the current management. It’s Safety record no longer merits a Rain Man quotation and soon the Federal Government will remove the 51% barrier.

I am in two minds on this issue. One side says that QANTAS should remain Australian and not go the way Vegemite has. The other says sell it. After 13 years of loyalty I now think QANTAS sucks and it is not worth saving. They can stick their red Kangaroo where its fits and I hope that the FF staff find themselves redundant because I could not give a rats about QANTAS anymore. I have a good mind to take them to the Consumer Affairs and complain about the poor quality of service and the fact that they have not delivered on past promises and service undertakings. So I guess I will vote against which ever way the QANTAS Board recommends.

They are no longer the Compassionate Australian.

Melbourne’s most Travelled Consolidated Travel Expenses Revealed

We reveal the list of the MOST TRAVELLED Councilors and Council Staff over the last four years of John So’s rule.

Five of the top big spenders are candidates for the City Council election.

They include Gary Singer, Kevin Louey, Fiona Snedden, Brian Shanahan and Carl Jetter.

This is just the tip of the iceberg as the City Council’s Creative Accounting prevents the real cost from being disclosed. The City Council staff go to extraordinary steps to avoid disclosure and accountability including the scam of pocketing QANTAS Frequent flyer points earnt by spending Council money. They are all in on the racket and QANTAS is the master fraudster/bag man.


City Council Big spenders over $10,000 in Overseas and Interstate travel

Name Position Total Cost No of Days No of Trips
Scott Chapman Director Economic Development $107,569.35 115 24
John So Lord Mayor $67,538.62 59 15
Geoff Lawler Director sustainability and Regulatory Services $59,478.31 63 14
David Pitchford Chief Executive $52,095.08 65 18
Fiona Snedden Councillor $46,337.52 53 8
Kevin Louey Lord Mayor’s Chief of Staff $46,286.52 39 9
Gary Singer Deputy Lord Mayor $36,563.46 33 5
Linda Weatherson Director Community and Culture $32,051.69 32 7
Peter Chaffey Knowledge Capital Executive $28,039.16 32 5
Jane Sharwood Manager, Melbourne International $24,689.19 34 5
Brian Shanahan Councillor $22,492.63 57 5
Michael Anderson Principle Project Officer Business.Development $21,827.00 16 1
Kristy Taylor Program Manager, Melbourne Destination Marketing $18,249.28 13 2
Edgar Dong Team Leader – Global $15,820.68 39 3
Carl Jetter Councillor $14,873.86 22 2
Mark Drew Manager – Customer & International Relations $13,489.18 14 2
Tom Parker Senior International Relations Coordinator $12,740.81 56 5
Stella Zhang Trade Advisor $12,589.14 10 1
Colleen Lazenby Manager Community Safety and Well being $11,270.69 25 7
Keith Williamson Manager Governance Services $11,176.42 12 3
Trudy McPhee Project Coordinator – Melbourne International $11,170.12 33 2

Melbourne’s most Travelled Consolidated Travel Expenses Revealed

We reveal the list of the MOST TRAVELLED Councilors and Council Staff over the last four years of John So’s rule.

Five of the top big spenders are candidates for the City Council election.

They include Gary Singer, Kevin Louey, Fiona Snedden, Brian Shanahan and Carl Jetter.

This is just the tip of the iceberg as the City Council’s Creative Accounting prevents the real cost from being disclosed. The City Council staff go to extraordinary steps to avoid disclosure and accountability including the scam of pocketing QANTAS Frequent flyer points earnt by spending Council money. They are all in on the racket and QANTAS is the master fraudster/bag man.


City Council Big spenders over $10,000 in Overseas and Interstate travel

Name Position Total Cost No of Days No of Trips
Scott Chapman Director Economic Development $107,569.35 115 24
John So Lord Mayor $67,538.62 59 15
Geoff Lawler Director sustainability and Regulatory Services $59,478.31 63 14
David Pitchford Chief Executive $52,095.08 65 18
Fiona Snedden Councillor $46,337.52 53 8
Kevin Louey Lord Mayor’s Chief of Staff $46,286.52 39 9
Gary Singer Deputy Lord Mayor $36,563.46 33 5
Linda Weatherson Director Community and Culture $32,051.69 32 7
Peter Chaffey Knowledge Capital Executive $28,039.16 32 5
Jane Sharwood Manager, Melbourne International $24,689.19 34 5
Brian Shanahan Councillor $22,492.63 57 5
Michael Anderson Principle Project Officer Business.Development $21,827.00 16 1
Kristy Taylor Program Manager, Melbourne Destination Marketing $18,249.28 13 2
Edgar Dong Team Leader – Global $15,820.68 39 3
Carl Jetter Councillor $14,873.86 22 2
Mark Drew Manager – Customer & International Relations $13,489.18 14 2
Tom Parker Senior International Relations Coordinator $12,740.81 56 5
Stella Zhang Trade Advisor $12,589.14 10 1
Colleen Lazenby Manager Community Safety and Well being $11,270.69 25 7
Keith Williamson Manager Governance Services $11,176.42 12 3
Trudy McPhee Project Coordinator – Melbourne International $11,170.12 33 2

Melbourne’s most Travelled Consolidated Travel Expenses Revealed

We reveal the list of the MOST TRAVELLED Councilors and Council Staff over the last four years of John So’s rule.

Five of the top big spenders are candidates for the City Council election.

They include Gary Singer, Kevin Louey, Fiona Snedden, Brian Shanahan and Carl Jetter.

This is just the tip of the iceberg as the City Council’s Creative Accounting prevents the real cost from being disclosed. The City Council staff go to extraordinary steps to avoid disclosure and accountability including the scam of pocketing QANTAS Frequent flyer points earnt by spending Council money. They are all in on the racket and QANTAS is the master fraudster/bag man.


City Council Big spenders over $10,000 in Overseas and Interstate travel

Name Position Total Cost No of Days No of Trips
Scott Chapman Director Economic Development $107,569.35 115 24
John So Lord Mayor $67,538.62 59 15
Geoff Lawler Director sustainability and Regulatory Services $59,478.31 63 14
David Pitchford Chief Executive $52,095.08 65 18
Fiona Snedden Councillor $46,337.52 53 8
Kevin Louey Lord Mayor’s Chief of Staff $46,286.52 39 9
Gary Singer Deputy Lord Mayor $36,563.46 33 5
Linda Weatherson Director Community and Culture $32,051.69 32 7
Peter Chaffey Knowledge Capital Executive $28,039.16 32 5
Jane Sharwood Manager, Melbourne International $24,689.19 34 5
Brian Shanahan Councillor $22,492.63 57 5
Michael Anderson Principle Project Officer Business.Development $21,827.00 16 1
Kristy Taylor Program Manager, Melbourne Destination Marketing $18,249.28 13 2
Edgar Dong Team Leader – Global $15,820.68 39 3
Carl Jetter Councillor $14,873.86 22 2
Mark Drew Manager – Customer & International Relations $13,489.18 14 2
Tom Parker Senior International Relations Coordinator $12,740.81 56 5
Stella Zhang Trade Advisor $12,589.14 10 1
Colleen Lazenby Manager Community Safety and Well being $11,270.69 25 7
Keith Williamson Manager Governance Services $11,176.42 12 3
Trudy McPhee Project Coordinator – Melbourne International $11,170.12 33 2

New York Apple Pie John So and Council propose expenditure of 26,000 for 3 day junket

New York, New York, what a wonderful town at 26,000 for two to visit the big apple

Melbourne City Council’s “Can not say no to proposed expenditure” John So is planning a 3 day visit to America’s “big apple” New York. The Load Mayor and Geoff Lawless are proposing to spend up big whilst visiting the big apple at an estimated cost of $13,000 each for three days. ‘Ouch’ there goes the budget. Most people can live for a year on $26,000.

Those ratepayers that are struggling to pay off the second mortgage or those who are homeless might like to reflect more on the excess of the Lord Mayors Office. (this is just the tip of the ice berg)

The advertised cost of a business class ticket from Qantas is listed at $12,820 (Flight Centre lists from $5,670) Qantas economy class listed at $2,307).

Assuming the Council can secure a competitive air fare that means the Lord Mayor and Jeff Lawless will be spending around $3,000 a day on a rate-payer funded New York luxury holiday no expenses spared.

Travel on.


The Large Cities Climate Leadership Group (who is organising this junket) is a group of cities committed to teh reduction of Green House Gas Emmissions and adopting to climate change. Questions not asked by teh City Council Travel club members include: Could the aims and aobjkects of this conference have been ahchieved by organising a e-conference and internet link up as opposed to proping up the business travel tourist sector?

Carbon Emission Sustainability consumption (Missing from report)

The proposed New York Travel will generate in excess of 7.5 tons of Co2 gas based on calculation for an economy air fare ticket. (Four times gas generated more for Business Class).

Note to Fraser Brindely: If the City Council is serious about a Green Environment then it should as a matter of course list down the estaimated carbon emmision form all interstate and international council funded travel. CVr Brindly should seek amendemnet to teh City Couchnils travel guidelines to ensure that this information is readily available and noted on all applications for travel.

New York Apple Pie John So and Council propose expenditure of 26,000 for 3 day junket

New York, New York, what a wonderful town at 26,000 for two to visit the big apple

Melbourne City Council’s “Can not say no to proposed expenditure” John So is planning a 3 day visit to America’s “big apple” New York. The Load Mayor and Geoff Lawless are proposing to spend up big whilst visiting the big apple at an estimated cost of $13,000 each for three days. ‘Ouch’ there goes the budget. Most people can live for a year on $26,000.

Those ratepayers that are struggling to pay off the second mortgage or those who are homeless might like to reflect more on the excess of the Lord Mayors Office. (this is just the tip of the ice berg)

The advertised cost of a business class ticket from Qantas is listed at $12,820 (Flight Centre lists from $5,670) Qantas economy class listed at $2,307).

Assuming the Council can secure a competitive air fare that means the Lord Mayor and Jeff Lawless will be spending around $3,000 a day on a rate-payer funded New York luxury holiday no expenses spared.

Travel on.


The Large Cities Climate Leadership Group (who is organising this junket) is a group of cities committed to teh reduction of Green House Gas Emmissions and adopting to climate change. Questions not asked by teh City Council Travel club members include: Could the aims and aobjkects of this conference have been ahchieved by organising a e-conference and internet link up as opposed to proping up the business travel tourist sector?

Carbon Emission Sustainability consumption (Missing from report)

The proposed New York Travel will generate in excess of 7.5 tons of Co2 gas based on calculation for an economy air fare ticket. (Four times gas generated more for Business Class).

Note to Fraser Brindely: If the City Council is serious about a Green Environment then it should as a matter of course list down the estaimated carbon emmision form all interstate and international council funded travel. CVr Brindly should seek amendemnet to teh City Couchnils travel guidelines to ensure that this information is readily available and noted on all applications for travel.

New York Apple Pie John So and Council propose expenditure of 26,000 for 3 day junket

New York, New York, what a wonderful town at 26,000 for two to visit the big apple

Melbourne City Council’s “Can not say no to proposed expenditure” John So is planning a 3 day visit to America’s “big apple” New York. The Load Mayor and Geoff Lawless are proposing to spend up big whilst visiting the big apple at an estimated cost of $13,000 each for three days. ‘Ouch’ there goes the budget. Most people can live for a year on $26,000.

Those ratepayers that are struggling to pay off the second mortgage or those who are homeless might like to reflect more on the excess of the Lord Mayors Office. (this is just the tip of the ice berg)

The advertised cost of a business class ticket from Qantas is listed at $12,820 (Flight Centre lists from $5,670) Qantas economy class listed at $2,307).

Assuming the Council can secure a competitive air fare that means the Lord Mayor and Jeff Lawless will be spending around $3,000 a day on a rate-payer funded New York luxury holiday no expenses spared.

Travel on.


The Large Cities Climate Leadership Group (who is organising this junket) is a group of cities committed to teh reduction of Green House Gas Emmissions and adopting to climate change. Questions not asked by teh City Council Travel club members include: Could the aims and aobjkects of this conference have been ahchieved by organising a e-conference and internet link up as opposed to proping up the business travel tourist sector?

Carbon Emission Sustainability consumption (Missing from report)

The proposed New York Travel will generate in excess of 7.5 tons of Co2 gas based on calculation for an economy air fare ticket. (Four times gas generated more for Business Class).

Note to Fraser Brindely: If the City Council is serious about a Green Environment then it should as a matter of course list down the estaimated carbon emmision form all interstate and international council funded travel. CVr Brindly should seek amendemnet to teh City Couchnils travel guidelines to ensure that this information is readily available and noted on all applications for travel.