Posts Tagged ‘South Australia’

SA helps teeny tiny multinational company

Posted: 9:08 am on 1st May 2015

Ah, we love the smell of corporate welfare in the morning! South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill lost no time setting up the Regional Development Fund after his election victory last year, pledging $15 million worth of grants each year, in a bid to improve the quality of booze at government parties… ah, “increase economic growth and productivity for regional South Australia,” we mean. Our apologies. It’s easy to get the two confused…

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A pool of money

Posted: 10:37 am on 24th March 2014

Kevin-747 certainly did have a taste for spending taxpayer money on sport in Australia. Remember the $166,000 on the arenacross track down in Victoria? Or the $800,000 to an AFL club in north Brisbane? Or the whopping $15 million for a new Townsville stadium? So it was no surprise when the Rudd Government committed another $7.5 million of taxpayer money to build an aquatic centre in the Fleurieu Peninsula in…

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Multiculturalism gone mad

Posted: 6:10 pm on 17th September 2013

Governments enjoy giving your money to sponsor events that have catchy words like ‘social cohesion’, or ‘diversity’, or ‘harmony’ in their title. WasteWatch has already brought you the story of the $50 000 anti-racism plate-painting party, as part of the Federal Government’s ‘Diversity and Social Cohesion Program’. Now it seems the South Australian government wants in on the action. The South Australian government operate a Multicultural Grants Scheme. The scheme…

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