Dr Karl to donate IGR fees

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has stated that any money he receives from his rather embarrassing representation of the government’s intergenerational report (IGR) will be donated to needy government schools. He has also expressed “deep regret” over his part in the government’s advertising campaign promoting the report.

Dr Karl admitted that he did not fully read the report before agreeing to promote it, claiming he only had access to summary extracts. He also believed that he was representing an “independent, bipartisan, non-political” document prepared by the Treasury, rather than acting as a “Liberal stooge” – as many of his legion of social media fans have argued.

“I deeply regret that I didn’t get to see the full and final version”, he said on Wednesday.

Dr Karl pulled out of the campaign once he realised that the report had a lack of focus on climate change, but still maintains that some parts of the report, including the focus on science and innovation were admirable.

Dr Kruszelnicki has stated that he is not aware what his final payment will be, but tweeted on Wednesday night: “I have decided to donate any money received from the IGR campaign to needy government schools. More to follow tomorrow. Dr Karl.”

Written by Leon Della Bosca

Publisher of YourLifeChoices – Australia's most-trusted and longest-running retirement website. A trusted voice on Australia's retirement landscape, including retirement income and planning, government entitlements, lifestyle and news and information relevant to Australians over 50. Leon has worked in publishing for more than 25 years and is also a travel writer and editor, graphic designer and photographer.

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