Your electricity and water rates to pay for the Brumbies and Raiders

By 8 February, 2013 12

ActewAGL have the thrilling news that they’ve decided to keep spending your money on their pet football players, but now with a Centenary Twist:

ActewAGL is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of the Canberra Raiders and Brumbies into the 2013 season – Canberra’s Centenary year.

The two-fold sponsorship announcement is testament to ActewAGL’s strong commitment to the local sporting community and follows a history of supporting Canberra’s football teams spanning over a decade.

ActewAGL Director Marketing and Corporate Affairs Paul Walshe said, “As the Principal Partner of the Centenary of Canberra, we’re pleased to be celebrating the important place that football has in Canberra’s local history by continuing our support of the Raiders and the Brumbies into the Centenary year.”

“Sport not only inspires health and fitness, it also brings our community together and is a key part of Australian culture. The Raiders and Brumbies are Canberra sporting icons and we’re pleased to be continuing our involvement with such strong, community-focused sporting organisations.

Warms the very cockles doesn’t it?

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12 Responses to Your electricity and water rates to pay for the Brumbies and Raiders
#1
Chop7112:45 pm, 08 Feb 13

yup, and they will submit all these extra costs to the regulator and justify next years increase in bills.

utilities – what a wank of a system.

#2
bigfeet12:54 pm, 08 Feb 13

Interesting timing to be sponsoring a major sporting team considering the number one news story at the moment!

I wonder what assurances they sought from the clubs?

#3
johnboy12:59 pm, 08 Feb 13

Very worryingly Coach White is claiming Rugby is incorruptible.

Did he have relatives running the White Star Line?

#4
MERC6001:25 pm, 08 Feb 13

Bloody ACTEW allways grabbing the glory. Why not let other guvy areas have a go. Prison Services perhaps. Well we do have the most expensive prisoners in OZ, so I guess perhaps a couple of hundred bucks would be all they could realy cough up.
Now why not give ACTION a go. I seem to remember they lost a 100 mill last year, so I guess realy, just another couple of hundred bucks.
Education ? they got any dough ? the Garbo people ! Police , the courts ?
Why is it allways ACTEW. Is it not one of those revenue neutral utilities ?

#5
Ben_Dover2:16 pm, 08 Feb 13

“Sport not only inspires health and fitness, it also brings our community together, is a key part of Australian culture, and has all the best drugs.”

#6
HiddenDragon2:24 pm, 08 Feb 13

I will leave it to others to offer expert opinion on the current thread about sports drugs, but I would guess that Canberra’s purveyors of consciousness-altering substances may, rightly or wrongly, be taking some heart from this news.

As to the potential impact on utility costs – “Warms the very cockles doesn’t it?” – mine are positively glowing.

#7
wildturkeycanoe2:34 pm, 08 Feb 13

MERC600 said :

Bloody ACTEW allways grabbing the glory. Why not let other guvy areas have a go. Prison Services perhaps. Well we do have the most expensive prisoners in OZ, so I guess perhaps a couple of hundred bucks would be all they could realy cough up.
Now why not give ACTION a go. I seem to remember they lost a 100 mill last year, so I guess realy, just another couple of hundred bucks.
Education ? they got any dough ?

the Garbo people ! Police , the courts ?
Why is it allways ACTEW. Is it not one of those revenue neutral utilities ?

Probably because Canberra Milk can’t compete with the “other” suppliers, Transact are hopelessly losing customers and there is nobody else locally making enough money to afford sponsorship. It’s financial pressures reducing business’s profits. The only companies making money are the ones who we are forced to pay for essential services, upon which we rely everyday. They are all encompassed in one big corporation – ACTEWAGL – Monpolising the Canberra economy [except for the government who can shop cheaper elsewhere...typical].
Can I opt out of paying extra in my bill because I do not support sports???

#8
switch4:42 pm, 08 Feb 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

Can I opt out of paying extra in my bill because I do not support sports???

No more than those consumers who signed up for Green Choice can opt out of the Carbon Tax.

#9
dungfungus7:26 pm, 08 Feb 13

Full details of the sponsorship deal please including the names of the ActewAGL people that have access to the corporate boxes.
BTW, if the drugs in sport scandal finds its way to Canberra, is ActewAGL going to bail out of the deal?

#10
breda7:42 pm, 08 Feb 13

Given that they admitted today that our money which they invested in the bust electric car company is gone for good, I wouldn’t be betting on the local footy teams.

Picking winners is not their strong suit.

Oh, and thanks for raising our bills so your executives get a corporate box, guys.

#11
LSWCHP10:39 pm, 08 Feb 13

switch said :

wildturkeycanoe said :

Can I opt out of paying extra in my bill because I do not support sports???

No more than those consumers who signed up for Green Choice can opt out of the Carbon Tax.

It’d be damn nice to be able to check the box that says “Please reduce my bill proportional to the amount spent on sporting sponsorships and perks for ACTEWAGL executive staff”. It might only be a small amount, but every cent counts these days and I’d prefer the money to be in my pocket rather than the pockets of the doped up football boofheads and their game fixing mates.

#12
miz11:06 pm, 08 Feb 13

Finish this sentence: “Sport not only inspires health and fitness, but . . . ”
– wastes tax payers’ money that could otherwise be spent on essential local services?
– alienates those Australians who are not into brute thuggery?
– is boring?
– is a good way to fill your days whilst waiting for Godot?
– helps justify the extraction of poor people’s money via the gambling machines in sports clubs?

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