This morning Andrew Barr announced funding for motorsports clubs in the ACT. Sharing $800,000 were:
— ACT Motorcycle Club,
— Trials Club of Canberra,
— Brindabella Motor Sports Club,
— National Capital Motorsports Club,
— Southern District Motorsport Club,
— Canberra Kart Racing Club,
— Dual Sport Motorcycle Riders Association, and
— Canberra Bulls.
The Australian Motorists Party have sent in an angry reply taking a pop at arts funding:
The absolute hypocrisy of A.C.T. Labor to hand out motor sports grants two months out from the election. If you remember back to 2008 they did exactly the same thing. It is amazing that they can find a splattering of money at this time, just before an election. Notice the $800,000 is split between six or seven groups of motor sport clubs giving them just enough money to struggle through the next four years. If you compare the number of art lovers compared to the number of motor sports supporters paying taxes in the A.C.T. the motor sports fraternity is ripped off, that is if you compare the large amount the arts receives every year compared to the small amount motor sport receives every four years.