BRIGHTON LIFE: Liberal shadow finance minister goes shopping for beautiful imported luxury car

andrewrobb Andrew Robb, the federal shadow minister for finance, was seen shopping for a new motor vehicle at the Lexus dealership in Brighton, Melbourne in his electorate late this fine Saturday afternoon, a roving member of the VEXNEWS Investigations Unit reported in just moments ago.

Robb and his good lady wife Maureen had their eyes on a big vehicle, our source reckoned the LS400, a full-sized luxury sedan considered the Lexus flagship that costs around $200,000 drive-away. (That’s prior to the heavy negotiating Liberals have come to expect from the tough finance spokesman who hasn’t met a government programme or a Joe Hockey he didn’t like)

He appeared most uninterested in the hybrid enviro-friendly model, our source suggests.

The shadow minister had a big week after nearly getting the pro-Abbott forces in the Liberal party room to muscle up and roll deputy leader Julie Bishop after another lacklustre election campaign performance by her (with a highlight being self-parody on Chaser where she managed to slightly outwit a garden gnome). They squibbed it in the end partly out of a desire by the Leader to keep everyone happy in a pre-Christmas ram-raid against the government which they hope is vulnerable on many fronts not least of which is its wafer-thin majority.

The ex Liberal party director Andrew Robb is believed to have made a decent sized fortune out of his involvement in a Kerry Packer backed company Acxiom which he ran in between political gigs.

Many believe that it is Robb rather than current incumbent Joe Hockey or the occasionally talked about Malcolm Turnbull who will end up being the next federal Liberal Treasurer.

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39 responses to “BRIGHTON LIFE: Liberal shadow finance minister goes shopping for beautiful imported luxury car

  1. LeftRightOut

    Good luck to A Robb… not sure why Vex would think it newsworthy that he’s buying a car though… the phrase “who gives a rat’s arse” comes to mind… 😛

  2. You know you love it.

    I’d prefer to have someone in charge of the country who has obviously been successful in the private sector rather than union hacks who are only successful at bleeding the country dry. If anything, this article should serve to show that the Libs are far better at financial management.

  3. Charlie

    He should go for a 4WD, easier to drive over the shebiatch Julie/Chrissy and certainly would come off better if Joe gets int he way..

  4. FFS Andrew, Jooolya has just appointed Rudd as Foreign Minister! The man she knifed to save the government that ‘lost its way’! And THIS is news?

  5. anon

    Is the number plate “BLACK DOG”?

  6. Pissy Chryne

    I hope I get to ‘pop’ him in the back seat.

  7. Ally

    Anon has a gutless snipe about the ‘black dog’, when anon is a cowardly dog for not having the courage to put their name to their disgusting slur. The way Andrew Robb has overcome his condition to help bring this Labor Government to it’s knees is an absolute credit to him. And whenever he attacks somebody, he always has the courage to put his name to it!

  8. Confused!?!

    Word is out that Alex Hork promised the Parramatta Eels they’d make it into the finals this year.

    This explains why they did not make the finals.

  9. Anonymous

    youre right Ally
    he is just a dog

  10. anon

    Maybe he can call his new car ‘ I’m a bit sad and I might slash my wrists ‘ if he did the world would be a far better place.

  11. real mckoy

    through the mud, the blood and the shit alex will survive and prosper

  12. RDR

    I’d slip old Little Dick to his daughter given half a chance at a Liberal function.

  13. Anonymous

    So the taxes from workers in the Australian car industry pay wages for this guy to drive an import worth almost as much as their homes?
    Hmmmm, I wonder why “working families” don’t vote for these guys?

  14. Pigs

    Snouts in trough. Bum in Lexus.

  15. Syphologist

    Anonymous (23:16) perhaps those same car industry workers should investigate where their union dues end up. I wonder how many apartments, holiday houses and fancy cars might be uncovered …

  16. BrighTonRodeo

    Robb is a legend.

  17. BrighTonRodeo

    “Maybe he can call his new car ‘ I’m a bit sad and I might slash my wrists ‘ if he did the world would be a far better place.”

    This is highly offensive Andrew, and should be removed.

  18. dave

    Watch out who’s slipping their dick in ur mum RDR. This isn’t news its tabloid! Who gives a rats what car dealership he was at? Let’s find out where he eats too!

  19. Jesus Castro

    it’s good to see the servants apologising and sticking up for their master.of course he’s got a 200k imported car why else would he go into politics? you can’t tell me you really believe it’s all about public duty, helping the nation etc.it’s a career , just like Peter Costello did after he finished university toss a coin , heads ALP tails NLP. It seems you’ve fallen into the trap that these people care for you, it’s a game.the main objective of your lives is to consume,get another credit card, buy a new car,$10 coffee,more clothes,bigger TV, 6 days in Bali.breakfast at Maccas.
    if you don’t the system collapses
    and those awful godless communists will take over.oh! one more thing.
    don’t worry “the meek shall inherit the earth”.

  20. Banyule Blast

    Wow we have the Labor and Left pains of envy, lets see who laughs loudest and longest when Joolya sings her Swann song “Show me the money” for we have run out ourselves. Andrew Robb unfortunately will have to work long and hard to fix the mess Joolya and Wayne are about to create. Oh and by the way can someone enlighten me as to why a pompous clown can stuff up the Queensland Health system, start stuffing up the economy of Australia and is now awarded the world stage once again to stuff up Foreign Affairs, maybe its better to have potential problems out of the country so he doesn’t create rumbles??

  21. you did not pick on ET

    Vex you must be less biassed, you did not mention about ET’s luxury home in Kew or that he had a 7 series BMER

    We should encourage successful people to be in parliament, there are too many Unionists, School Teachers and lefties there now!

    Get a life.

  22. Andrew Landeryou - editor VEXNEWS

    LOL, someone reckons we haven’t been tough enough on Evan Thornley.

    I think we’ll plead not guilty to that one.

  23. Money Talks

    This again proves my theory that ALP members get a pay rise once in parliament and liberal members take a pay cut.

  24. Money screams

    For all the talk about ‘the money I would have made in private sector’ by both high flying Labor and Liberal MPs this is all hogwash.

    Even genuine rich ones like Ballieu and Turnbull still keep their money schemes churning.

    When they are off in Asia how many private deals get stitched?

    The QLD lib who was sacked/dis-endorsed gives a small insight into this type of thing. How much of the big guys never get found out.

    Wake up Australia…our pollies are known as the cheapest in Asia.

    So ‘money talks’…your lib MPs get a lot more on the side than you think…even in opposition they are trying to do private deals and consultancies etc.

    All at our expense with contacts gained in public office….and the pathetic promise of ‘jam’ tomorrow to the weak-minded in the business community.

  25. pheep

    “Robb and his good lady wife Maureen had their eyes on a big vehicle, our source reckoned the LS400, a full-sized luxury sedan considered the Lexus flagship that costs around $200,000 drive-away. (That’s prior to the heavy negotiating….”

    —-
    Hmm. Would be significantly cheaper if it wasn’t for the luxury car tax that Rudd and the geniuses introduced just before the GFC hit.

    “He appeared most uninterested in the hybrid enviro-friendly model, our source suggests.”

    Maybe he doesn’t want to have to buy a new engine in a couple of years and 200k is a bit much to pour into relatively untested new technology.

    “The ex Liberal party director Andrew Robb is believed to have made a decent sized fortune out of his involvement in a Kerry Packer backed company Acxiom which he ran in between political gigs.”

    —-
    Sorry – business success is a problem if you are going into politics?

    And what’s the big deal with imported cars anyway? There’s a problem buying them? Listen, when it comes to red wine I buy Australian, when it comes to cars I buy German. Doing the opposite is a recipe for trouble.

  26. pheep

    “Wake up Australia…our pollies are known as the cheapest in Asia.

    So ‘money talks’…your lib MPs get a lot more on the side than you think…even in opposition they are trying to do private deals and consultancies etc. ”

    So the obvious answer is to rely on Robb and Turnbull and be very wary of poorer Labour politicians. Is that your point?

  27. Taking of Pell 123

    Hey leave Robb alone. He’s just a working class guy on Struggle St..

  28. no more nuts in bayside PLEASE

    You wonder what the Libs really think of Bayside Melbourne don’t you? Appointing the mentally & emotionally ill Robb & Thompson to look after them.

  29. The Player

    Should have stuck closer to home and gone to Barloworld Mercedes.

  30. wolf

    @Baunyule Blast “maybe its better to have potential problems out of the country so he doesn’t create rumbles??”

    Isn’t that why Howard sent Downer out of the country?

  31. Giuseppe De Simone

    Good on you Robb. Has anyone looked at how much money Julia Gillard has? She seems to be doing OK. Good on her too. However, she is an ex-partner in that money-making machine of Slater & Gordon. It is one of the notorious plaintiff firms that thrives on the misery of the populace and its propensity to make huge legal fees. Its preferred route is “no win, no fee” deals with the indigent whereby if Slaters lose, the poor old defendant ends up with a legal bill that can’t be recovered but if Slaters win, they get big $$$$$ at $2 a page for photocopying and $120 an hour for a typist.

  32. I really can’t remember begging to become a Minister in the NSW Government, honest!

  33. Arther conan doyle

    C’mon Andrew Robb is a c#@t. Everybody knows it.

  34. Arther conan doyle

    Why, i was being moderate. You know he is a F#$king C#@t.

  35. bottle top bill

    these were the occupations of MP’s
    at the last dissolution of Parliament

    Business executive or self-employed ••• 23.5%
    Party or union official or administrator ••• 19%
    Political consultant, adviser or lobbyist ••• 14.2%
    Barrister, solicitor or general lawyer ••• 12.4%
    Member of state/territory legislature ••• 5.3%

  36. Jo Goss

    What nasty and malicious minds.Good luck to Andrew and Maureen and what they purchase is their own business
    Get a life!!

  37. Aubrey Bright

    I think Andrew should buy one for Maureen, matching colours of course.
    The Packers wouldn’t want their people driving around in a second- hand rust bucket Toyota Ute or some other cheap common auto the Plebs get themselves about in.If you’ve got it flaunt it.

  38. Open Minded in Goldstein

    I cannot believe these revolting comments on mental illness!!!!! Good on Andrew Robb for being open and honest about his situation. Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Australians. This does not make him unfit to lead, and he has done amazing work for Goldstein. I would vote for him again in a heart beat.

    I don’t understand the left! You want politicians to be Robin Hood, but when wealthy businessmen/women leave the private sector where they could continue to make millions to give back in public service that said money makes them bad?! unbelievable!

  39. Admonkeystrator

    Yeah well, holdens and fords are pure shit these days, what do you expect?

    Not many other makes have decent large sedans, and for some reason are considered “luxury”, if only cos the import cost is so high.

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