Are we trying to be convinced that the income was …

Comment on Giles commits $7.8m for petrol heads spectacular by Surprised!.

Are we trying to be convinced that the income was in excess of $1.3m? or $16m?
If we spend $1.3m a return of 30% would be appropriate so can we expect $1.86m per year over the next 6 years?
At 13,500 spectators divided by $1.3m is $96.29 per person.
Or we can use the “Massive” $16m, which is more attractive to me, or we could use the difference between the $1.3m and $16M. ($14.7m), but I’ll stay with the $16m.
We are not told how many visitors there were, but lets say is was 2,000 (additional).
That’s why Adam Giles says a “Massive” boost, because based on 2,000 visitors means that each person would have spent $8,000 each.
Even if we said 5,000 visitors, that still $3,200 per person.
No wonder the Government has trouble with numbers and OUR taxpayer money.
By deliberately not providing ALL the essential data (numbers), it is impossible to calculate the actual benefit, or indeed Loss.
I am keen on the Motor Sporting events, but true life says, if you don’t have the money, you’ll have to do without it for a while.
There are far better things we should spend the money on with immediate effect and benefit.
I will sleep easier knowing that my future and my children’s future is in safe hands!
The only thing bad about voting, is that in the end, you still end up with a politician.

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Wakefield insists on Anzac Oval, ignores majority
Steve Brown: You raise some excellent points Steve, however you seem to be overlooking one very important fact.
If the government wanted to consult the masses, they should have taken the opinions more seriously.
The fact that they didn’t, is disrespectful to the taxpayer. So, was it just lip service?
I think you’ll find that this may be what has pissed people off.


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Yep. Reduce the number of cars and there will be fewer car crashes too.
We have a habit of trying to solve issues from the effects rather than the causes, and we continue to go round in circles and spend millions in the process.
Gambling is a way of life, good or bad.
It’s been around forever and will be around forever.
For those who haven’t heard of Broard Arrow near Kalgoorlie, it was an out of the way to play two up and not be caught by the law. It’s now a bit of a tourist attraction.
People will find a way and place to gamble even if all the pokies are removed.
Surely education and treatment are the keys!


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Couldn’t have expressed it better, Jones. If the taxpayers see more than anecdotal results for their hard earned money, they will be more inclined to be positive about their money being spent on organisations like Congress.
Where there is political spin, the taxpayer becomes cynical.
I am still bewildered as to how the hell can they (Congress) can have a $20m underspend?


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It’s not about the amount of money or quantity, it’s about the amount of damage to people’s lives, both primary and secondary that this disgusting conduct results in.
I say throw the book at them and jail time. Forget about a penalty of picking up empties as that may encourage “customers”.


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I think you’ll find that annual financial reports have to be submitted between July 1 and December 31.
Auditing however, is different and typically done for different reasons..


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