More Pressing Priorities Perhaps?

The news that the New South Wales government is going to fork out over $2 billion to demolish and reconstruct a few stadia around the greater Sydney metropolitan area must be a real ‘kick in the pants’ to those whose own areas of need will miss out on that large sum of taxpayer’s money. As Jacob Saulwick writes in The Sydney Morning Herald:

Thankfully, NSW also has flawless transport, a surplus of schools, extravagantly equipped hospitals, more parkland than it needs, a housing market that caters to all of us, and a vocational training system groaning with resources.

If it didn’t, people might start questioning Berejiklian’s priorities…

With perfect schools, hospitals and transport, why not spend on Sydney stadiums?

Gladys Berejiklian has made the poobahs and potentates of Sydney’s sports world very happy. In handing them $2.3 billion of our money, the Premier will allow the great and the good of Sydney’s hospitality lounges to drape themselves in the glory of sport, and the glory of their role in it, for many years to come.

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Article by Andrew Doohan

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