Million of dollars wasted
I READ with great concern what seems to be great outcry by many over the spending of $122 million on one project by the Australian Government.
I agree, it is a lot, however, we are talking about the Australian Government.
About 12 million of us voted, about half our population.
That comes to about $10 for each person who voted or $5 for each Australian.
In comparison, Saturday was a day of remembrance, an important day because we remembered the sad occurrences of WWI.
Yet, most Australians didn’t go near a remembrance ceremony.
I suspect that if you did an audit of all Australian government organisations and added the money spent, the whole thing cost a lot more than $122m.
I agree that governments seem to waste copious amounts of taxpayers’ money.
If you are worried about the $122m being spent, then why do I see so few complaints about our new submarines?
Also, lots of people don’t want a certain coal mine opened up in the middle of Queensland because somehow it would generate greenhouse gas which would damage the Reef.
As I understand it the coal is to be used in India, several thousand kilometres away.
There were certain politicians who were willing to give that mining company more than $1 billion of taxpayers’ money. At least the $122m is being spent on Australians. Robin Smith, Cairns
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