Here’s the latest from the dizzying heights of Olympia.
John Coates calls for more Government funding for the (elite) sports, despite his organisation sitting on $100 million.
OK Mr. Coates – let’s beggar the Government by pouring all our cash into sports. What happens to the kids who aren’t sports mad? What happens when there’s no funding for the Arts, Academic, Medical, or Scientific endeavour? What happens when we see our once-proud achievements in these fields denigrated to the trash can of history?
We, and you, sir, will be sitting on our hands wondering where all this county’s pride has gone – the pride we have for the developments Australia has delivered in those fields.
You may not have noticed, but Australia has played a pivotal role in the recent Mars “Curiosity” landing; and the role we played during the Moon Landings in the 60s and 70s.
What lasting improvements to mankind has sporting prowess given us?
More money for sport? More like throwing good money after bad.