Bill Stefaniak has put out a hysterical media release headlined IS STANHOPE GOVT POISED TO DESTROY SPORT AND RECREATION IN THE ACT?.
Cripes! Strong stuff eh?
It turns out that the sport and recreation portfolio is what Bill’s concerned about.
“Organisations like the Australian Sports Commission, ACTSPORT and ACTAS will not have the time or the resources to negotiate with four or five separate departments.
Well boo hoo for them, and Good I say. Sports bodies should get off the public teat and provide services members choose to pay for rather than relying on collectivist funding stitch ups.
(Having said that I’m all in favour of spending more money on public sporting amenities, open to everyone not just people who’ve joined a club.)