Political Scandal Mix and Match is an exciting new card game the whole family can enjoy, and it’s out just in time for Christmas. Match the Australian politician to the scandal they committed and impress family friends with your knowledge of Australia’s crumbling democracy.
Do you know who was responsible for Sports Rorts?
Can you remember who committed adultery with their own staffer?
How did Angus Taylor corrupt his office, and how did Sam Dastyari make headlines for all the wrong reasons?
These questions and more will challenge you in this fun and easy to follow matching game.
Play individually or in teams, with just two sets of cards. One set of cards contains the names of corrupt politicians. The other set contains the specific scandal the politician committed. All you have to do is match the politician to the correct scandal.
It’s That Easy!
Actually, there are a few curve balls thrown in. We can’t make it too easy. Remember that some politicians have committed more than one scandal, so you’ll have to match them with more than one card. What’s more, individual scandals often involved more than one politician, so pay attention.
Political scandals don’t just involve corruption, and this is where the game gets really interesting. Australia’s leaders have abused their office with acts of immoral and unethical behaviour, deceit, neglect and gross incompetence, and this game lets you relive the greatest moments in Australia’s recent political history.
Clear a space on the dining table because there are many cards in this game, detailing the politicians and scandals listed below:
|1||Said Melburnians were afraid to go to restaurants because of African gang violence.|
|2||Made a joke about rising sea levels threatening low-lying Pacific Island nations.|
|3||Sent a text message calling a female journalist a “mad fucking witch”|
|4||Claimed allowing Lebanese Muslims into Australia was a “mistake” and was to blame for higher crime rates in Western Sydney.|
|5||Called refugees “illiterate and innumerate”.|
|6||Proposed a special visa be made available to white South African farmers.|
|7||Labelled Australian Doctor an “online leftist publication that really carries no weight”|
|8||Refused to attend Kevin Rudd’s official apology to the Stolen Generations in 2008, and threatened to resign his portfolio over the issue.|
|9||Overruled the advice of immigration authorities to grant a French woman a visa after being lobbied by AFL boss Gil McLachlan. The Au Pair scandal.|
|11||Unable to cite figures related to deaths in nursing homes, despite being minster responsible for aged care.|
|12||Walked out of the senate while being questioned by the opposition about the aged care sector.|
|13||Helloworld travel scandal|
|14||Claimed that “many instances” of domestic violence allegations are made up by parents to gain custody of their children.|
|15||Called climate change a UN conspiracy|
|16||The sugar baby scandal. Dated and sexted with “Sweet Sophia Rose” during work trip to HK, partially paid for by taxpayers. Story published in New Idea|
|17||had an affair with his staffer, who became pregnant, the subject of a sexual harassment allegation|
|18||Compared gay men to rams having sex in paddocks.|
|19||Said that the role of a father is to take their teenage daughter on a date|
|20||Has direct family links to the $20 million Murray-Darling Basin fraud|
|21||Murray-Darling Basin Watergate scandal|
|22||Bought water through buyback at inflated prices and the funnelled the money to an overseas company based in the Cayman Islands|
|23||Accepted bribes from Woodside Energy while Foreign Affairs Minister. Joined Woodside Energy after retiring from politics|
|24||Bugged offices of Timor Leste government to assist Woodside Energy to gain rights for resource projects in Timor Sea|
|25||Accepted bribes from Chinese officials to finalise a trade deal|
|27||Accused of criminal behaviour after keeping a man in immigration detention for five days after the man was granted a temporary protection visa.|
|29||His department released the private welfare details of a Centrelink customer.|
|30||Accused of interfering in a police investigation after phoning the NSW police commissioner|
|31||Witnessed the Prime Minister call NSW police commissioner during an ongoing police investigation.|
|32||Campaign bus scandal|
|33||Accused of falsifying information to attack Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore’s record on climate change|
|34||Her staff alerted the media that police would raid the Melbourne offices of the Australian Workers Union in 2017|
|35||She threatened to name female political staffers “over which… rumours abound”.|
|36||Responsible for ‘unethical’ purchase of land for new Sydney airport. Paid $30 million, land worth $3 million|
|37||Resigned from the front bench due to expenses scandal|
|38||Used taxpayers’ money to attend two New Year’s Eve events hosted by a prominent Queensland businesswoman and donor|
|39||Purchased a $795,000 luxury apartment on the Gold Coast while on a taxpayer funded trip. Claimed it was an impulse purchase.|
|40||tried to claim almost $38,000 for his home internet bill|
|41||Helped a friend and Liberal donor sign a deal in China while holding shares in the company at the centre of the scandal.|
|42||Resigned amid increasing concern over his relationship with China and businessman Huang Xiangmo|
|43||Allowed Sydney-based Top Education Institute to pay a $1,670.82 travel bill after he spent his Parliamentary travel budget.|
|44||Acted in a corrupt manner in relation to cafe leases at Circular Quay|
|45||Misused his position as a Member of Parliament to benefit his family’s financial interests in Direct Health Solutions|
|46||Misused his position as a Member of Parliament to benefit his family’s financial interests in water licences over the family farm|
|47||Sentenced to five years in jail with a non-parole period of three years|
|48||Representations to NSW Minister for Roads on behalf of Mid-Western Regional Council for funding to seal a 1.5 km stretch of roadway near his family property near Mudgee|
|49||Launched Dr. David van Gend’s anti-same sex marriage book|
|50||Called for a ban on Muslim immigration from “radicalised” countries|
|51||Appeared at anti-Islam rallies organised by Geert Wilders and the Reclaim Australia movement|
|52||Compared Safe Schools anti-bullying program to “grooming” by paedophiles|
|53||Tried to ban the burqa|
|54||“why can’t we argue a conspiracy by the UN and most of the world’s scientists?”|
|55||Subject of Australian Federal Police (AFP) enquiries about regular travel and cash transfers to the Philippines for 12 months.|
|56||Reported to be a regular visitor to and big spender at Ponytails strip club in the Philippines|
|57||Paid back more than $2,100 for taxpayer-funded flights and cars linked to trips to the Philippines.|
|58||Undercover footage emerged of him making derogatory comments and touching a dancer at a strip club in Washington DC|
|59||Solicited political donations from the NRA as the US gun lobby encouraged PHON to weaken Australia’s strict gun ownership laws|
|60||Said Australia was “in danger of being swamped by Asians”|
|61||Wore a burqa during Senate question time as part of her push to ban the garment.|
|62||Claimed the 1996 Port Arthur massacre was a government conspiracy|
|63||Failed to declare his family home|
|64||Did not declare his membership of the North Queensland Cowboys when it received a loan from the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility|
|65||Documents she signed to give her approval of millions of dollars in grants to local councils were later shredded|
|66||Was in a secret relationship with Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire|
|67||He took part in a “cash-for-visa” scheme in which he received tens of thousands of dollars in commissions.|
|68||Caught speeding in a ministerial car, along with other driving infringements|
|69||Tore up agreements to change logging rules in New South Wales to better protect animals that survived recent bushfires|
|70||Sparked an internal war in the NSW Government over koala habitats|
This unique boardgame has no age restrictions. That’s right, anyone from nine months to ninety-nine years of age can play this game because Australia’s politicians have committed scandals involving everything from Au Pairs to Aged Care.
What are you waiting for? Order your board game now and pay only $30.00. Yes, buy it now for only $30, (or 10 easy payments of $3) Don’t hesitate, because if you buy this on Christmas Eve, it will cost $300.
Political Corruption Mix and Match, get it now for Christmas.