Aussie Liberals Are Big Printer Ink Spenders
Australian Liberals appear to be huge fans of printing after they spent almost $300,000 (£189,000) in three weeks on toner cartridges and printer ink.
According to news.co.au, a freedom of information request has put the spending under the spotlight.
Following the announcement that a spending cap could be placed on office supplies, a move that was proposed in September 2009, opposition members spent a whopping $267,288 on printer cartridge toner.
One Liberal MP, Don Randall, ordered $25,414.68 worth of printer ink alone. Meanwhile, deputy speaker Peter Slipper spent $19,280.83, reports the news provider.
The incumbent party - despite only having a small majority - spent half the amount on printer ink and toner cartridges in the same period - parting with just $127,488.
Recently, the New York Times claimed that printer ink sales have not been hit by the growing popularity of smartphones.
Posted by Jamie Foster.