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Epic level turd polishing from Cheerleader moonlighting as a Minister

By johnboy 6 August 2012 47

Over the last few weeks there’s been little more depressing than an Australian Government Minister cheerleading failure at the Olympics.

But ACT Senator and Minister for Sport Kate Lundy has been moved to put out a media release explaining why her half billion dollar elite sports program is really really good despite not winning the only thing that really counts for that kind of money; Gold Medals.

Australians can take heart in our performance in London. The Aussies ‘Silver Lining’ tells an amazing story of excellence and effort.

Lets start with medals. Despite the absence of multiple gold medals, our overall medal tally late last night was equal 7th with Germany. The gutsy heroism of our Silver and Bronze medallists are remarkable stories in their own right and I congratulate everyone.

Its fair to note an impressive proportion (update, 5) of these were silver to the Brits gold, and world records. Great Britain are having an incredibly successful home games and for that they deserve the heartiest congratulations. It is reminiscent of our Sydney experience and allows us to see our performance in perspective: we are still right up there with the best.

I’m sorry Senator, in what weird alternate universe is coming second to the Poms a great performance for Australians?

I’d be happy with gutsy silvers if the government funding was limited to airfares and expenses to the Olympics and a green and gold tracksuit.

I’d be happy to see the AIS converted to apartments.

But for the money we’re spending can we at least have better than turd polishing? Any fule kno it’s better to roll them in glitter.

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LSWCHP 8:46 pm 07 Aug 12

LSWCHP said :

Roadrage77 said :

And to those who think our local footy teams are no more deserving of funding than an Olympic archer of hammer-thrower, please take a reality-check. One has miniscule relevance every four years while the Raiders provide quality drama 26 weeks per year.

Quality comedy.

Stet. Low quality comedy.

LSWCHP 8:45 pm 07 Aug 12

Roadrage77 said :

And to those who think our local footy teams are no more deserving of funding than an Olympic archer of hammer-thrower, please take a reality-check. One has miniscule relevance every four years while the Raiders provide quality drama 26 weeks per year.

Quality comedy.

Antagonist 4:21 pm 07 Aug 12

bundah said :

So the govt provided over $37.9 million in funding for swimming over the four year period leading to the London Games from 2008-09 to 2011-12, representing a $13.6 million boost in funding from Beijing Games yet we ended up with one solitary gold.I don’t know where they channelled that money but didn’t it work a treat!

Dawn Faser’s circulation booster?

bundah 3:59 pm 07 Aug 12

johnboy said :

Stil waving the pom poms:

http://www.katelundy.com.au/2012/08/07/minister-welcomes-australian-swimming-review/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+KateLundy+%28Kate+Lundy%29

So the govt provided over $37.9 million in funding for swimming over the four year period leading to the London Games from 2008-09 to 2011-12, representing a $13.6 million boost in funding from Beijing Games yet we ended up with one solitary gold.I don’t know where they channelled that money but didn’t it work a treat!

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