The Liberals Jeremy Hanson is very excited by the defunding of Robert DeCastella’s schoolyard anti-obesity campaign (apparently successful?).
Hanson knows where he would have saved the money:
“Last week, Katy Gallagher said that the increase of Canberrans who were overweight was the most concerning element of the COAG report, and that the Labor government would put more effort into tackling obesity.
“Today, we find out the funding for one of our most high profile and successful childhood anti-obesity programs has actually been cut.
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“It beggars belief that Katy Gallagher did not know this cut was on the books when she made her statements last week.
“It is also extraordinary that we can find $300,000 for the Skywhale, but cannot find $250,000 to keep our kids fit and healthy.