The ABC brings word of just why the ACT taxpayers are shelling out $50k to get Lauren Jackson to play a few games for the Capitals:
“It’s about community, it’s about vibrancy, it’s about supporting sport and it’s about supporting women’s sport,” he said.
“I proudly declare and stand by the decision … to support the greatest sportswoman that this city has ever produced and I think that Australia has ever produced.”
Mr Stanhope says it is interesting that no one complained when the Government paid far more money to bring Wallaby fly half Matt Giteau back to Canberra.
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I hadn’t realised we were paying Gits directly too… How much is he on the teat for?
But basically people we appear to be slashing your money against the wall for the vibe of the thing.