As you know, John Howard brilliantly led his party into electoral oblivion on the 24th November, more than two weeks ago. The new Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, and his Cabinet were sworn in over a week ago!
One of the main reasons that Howard's party was thrown out on its ear and he lost his own seat as well was because of his Work Choices legislation which effectively gave employers a disproportionate amount of power over their workers. This resulted in a massive loss of workers wages and conditions right across the country and caused a huge amount of hardship, evictions, etc.
Yet the same man who was the architect of this monumental travesty of justice, though unemployed, stayed in the taxpayer owned Kirribilli House, a mansion which sits on acres of land right on Sydney Harbour and has oodles of gardeners and butlers and chefs and security staff, etc, until yesterday. That's two and a half weeks!
I reckon Howard should be sent a bill for the last week of his stay, one which charges say $20,000 per night for his glorious accommodation, the best in Australia. What do you think?