You’re on the money, Erwin! Regrettably the funding for these …

Comment on Scullion announces bonanza for Menzies by Alex Nelson.

You’re on the money, Erwin! Regrettably the funding for these research programs, of which variations have been ongoing for decades, is not translating into practical improvements for the supposedly intended beneficiaries – indigenous people – that we would expect.
The research institutes, such as Menzies School of Medical Research, and some health agencies appear not to provide a means to an end but to have become an end for themselves. The bureaucracy has become what it’s all about, and does not provide solutions for the problems that provide justification for their existence.
The long-suffering taxpayer is not getting value for money, and those we elect to represent us are not providing the “good government” the Australian Constitution demands of them.

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