After Tony Morris publicly criticised Queensland Health‘s 1 million dollar sponsorship of the Brisbane Broncos (saying, quite rightly, that the money would be much better spent shortening surgical waiting lists) the government today announced that the sponsorship deal had been cancelled.
What was classic was where their explanation of where the money had been redirected to:
“Funding health services for children in the bush” (ie. Rural Australia).
That combination of political interest is so blatant that I’m surprised that there isn’t an election on at present, because those kinds of vote buying absurdities don’t usually pop up at any other time of year.
Frankly, it’s almost on par with that other classic political amalgamation: Land rights for gay whales…