It is a little known fact that the Australian Government has a large scrap yard where they keep all the now obsolete copper wire from Telstra now that the NBN is such a thing.
Malcolm Turnbull said to his Cabinet, “Someone may steal our copper wire at night.”
So Michaelia Cash created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job. Then Mattias Corman asked, “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?”
So they got Simon Birmingham to create a planning department and he hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.
Then Malcolm Turnbull asked, “How will we know the night watchman is doing the job correctly?” So Cabinet asked Arthur Sinodinos to create a Quality Control department and he hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports.
Kelly O’Dwyer asked, “How are these people going to get paid?” So Christian Porter created the following positions, a time keeper, and a payroll officer, then hired two people.
Then Malcolm Turnbull asked, “Who will be accountable for all of these people?”
The entire Cabinet scratched their heads and looked around. They realised Barnaby Joyce had not done anything with this whole affair so they delegated the task of creating an administrative section to him.
Barnaby moved the entire scrap yard to Gunnedah and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.
Then Scott Morrison said, “We have had this night watchman office in operation for one year and we are already $18 million over budget, we must cutback overall cost.”
So they laid off the night watchman.