Why fund our ri­vals?

Broome Advertiser - - Opinion - David Mar­gitich, Broome

The Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment is to fund, via a World Bank loan, the cre­ation of tourism in­fra­struc­ture for 10 new “Balis”.

That is, the Aus­tralian gov­ern­ment will fund Broome’s tourism com­peti­tor. The amount of money given by the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment is not known but I would like to know the amount and terms of the loan.

Why are they do­ing this when Broome needs in­fra­struc­ture to at­tract tourism dol­lars?

The In­done­sian gov­ern­ment must be laugh­ing all the way to the bank.

It is enough that high air­fares deter tourism, but it is in­sult­ing the Gov­ern­ment will en­cour­age more Aus­tralians to fly over Broome on their way to more “Balis”. I am strug­gling with a print­able word — dys­func­tional seems to de­scribe it too nicely.

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