Tracey Bell and Dr Roslyn Baxter from the Humans Rights Commission spent $420,000 of taxpayers money producing a report and submission to the government which contains many conclusions but factual data or evidence to back up the claims which were:
“there is a clear link between violence towards women and attitudes of disrespect and gender inequality.”
When asked during a senate estimates hearing neither had any clue as to what evidence or factual data these conclusions are based on.
All that time, effort, money ($420k + wages) and yet they have no supporting evidence for their claims.
This does not just seem a waste of money but actually fraud by using government funding and resources to influence policy making based on false data.
Well done to Sen David Leyonhjelm of the Liberal Democrats for pointing this out in the hearing.