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I am not on HSSD board, although I offered my services to the MInister and got rebuffed! There may well be evidence of too many functions, overseas conferences and agency charges but this is generally small change in the scheme of things. Deputies attending fact finding commonwealth parliamentary conferences have nothing to do with this. Also the defrauded money is dreadful, but comes out of a totally different budget. The real issue is people should pay MORE TAX, if they want the existing or improved level of services. There are only so many inefficiencies and over high salaries that can be pruned.