This years budget also has a splash of corporate welfare for the Tasmanian electorate of Kingston.
Taxpayers are forking out $4 million to expand, of all things, a call centre run by the Vodafone Hutchinson Australia company.
Tasmania’s reputation as the beggar state of Australia is not without foundation, and this largesse enhances that reputation (to see just how bad the situation is, check out this article by Andrew Baker which outlines the $100m subsidy Tasmanians get for living in Tasmania).
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