I hazard a guess that the cost of this operation was less than the amount of tax that the US company paid that year.
FTFA: "Dow companies are ranked by stock price, not market value"
This seems to me to be a stupid way of calculating a stock market index.
Why are you resisting pressure from managers? The more you push one way, the more they'll push back.
A far better approach to managing your managerial stakeholders is to say "Hey, that's a great idea! Let's do an experiment... let's change your cartridges to soy for a few months and see how they go!"
This way even if they don't work, you're seen as a listener rather than a roadblock.
His Twitter page says "I've asked Minister Campbell to speak to RailCorp. They will meet with the app developers to negotiate how to use the info accurately"