I’ve written before about Cubbies adventure playground in Fitzroy, and recently became aware that it will receive significant new funding from the federal government. Jenny Macklin’s 17 May 2010 press release reveals that Cubbies will receive $768,000 funding until 30 June 2014. The Herald Scum labels this pork-barreling aimed at keeping the ALP’s federal member for Melbourne, Lindsay Tanner, in parliament.
Given that Cubbies has received state government funding in the past decade to upgrade its facilities, do they need so much money? I have no criticism of Cubbies, only of the government. Is this a genuine priority or a cynical attempt to bribe inner city people unwilling to vote Labor? This kind of bribery won’t work on childfree inner city types like me.
I’m struggling to find anyone to vote for, state or federal. ALP, no, because of their anti-sex and pro-censorship worldview. Liberals, no, because of their opposition to decriminalising abortion and other antiquated values. Greens, never again after they pre-selected the pro-censorship Clive Hamilton last year. Looks like I will be voting informal for the rest of my life.