I looked up HTLV-1 and it told me “The most …

Comment on The millions and the misery by Surprised!.

I looked up HTLV-1 and it told me “The most important routes of HTLV-1 transmission were found to be from mother to child and predominantly through breastfeeding, sexual intercourse, and blood contact, including the transfusion of infected cellular products or sharing of needles and syringes.”
I am not a doctor, but it sounds like transmission can be prevented.
In one of the articles I read, it says that this virus affects 40% of the people in Central Australia.
This is clearly alarming.

What I fail to understand is, that the Taxpayer is paying for the Funding for all NGO’s, so in essence the Taxpayer is paying for the tests and research into the virus.

The Taxpayer is also paying for the Methadone Programs, which are usually the result of self inflicted addiction.

Apparently in 2013, 44,0000 people died from cancer in Australia, BUT the PATIENTS, have to pay for their own cancer treatments!
This does not make sense to me.

Given that the population of the Indigenous population is only 4% of the total population, the amount of money “given” by the Taxpayer to fund these NGO’s, seems disproportionate to me, the numbers just don’t add up.

This seems politically motivated healthcare as different from compassionate health care.

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The millions and the misery
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?


The millions and the misery
A novel idea Jen, however history has proven and continues to prove, that getting the masses to agree, particularly on an issue like this, is like herding cats.
The young people know what they want. They want to do whatever it is they damn well like and we are letting them do it. Now its out of control, some people are really shocked!
Are we that naïve or stupid we didn’t see this coming and getting worse?
How about enforcing the laws that we agreed on in the first place? Rules and punishment that (good or bad) produced results.
It was only since the do-gooders stepped in with the “poor bugger me stories, I had such a hard life,” coupled with the Government’s weak policies that all this is coming to a head.
To my simple mind, it’s really simple. Make the young people accountable for their actions. That’s it.


The millions and the misery
Who is footing the bill for all this? The taxpayers are, somehow, that’s who!
The fundamental issue in all this, is the lack of respect, closely followed by the lack of accountability, not only by the youth but Government.
There are no consequences for crimes against people or property. It’s just one big joke. Our insurance premiums go up, we have to take taxis at night when we go out, install alarm systems and we keep paying portions of our taxes to provide additional services.
Why isn’t Congess taking on the responsibility of the youth? They provide health cover and some of the issues are certainly linked to health, either (and or) physical, emotional or mental.
A word in the story “disproportionally” pretty much sums it up.
Sure, build the centre but get Congress to fund it. What’s plan B though? Will the outcomes be results measured? Can we reduce funding if they don’t meet the KPIs? Are there any KPIs?
Someone knows how much money is provided to NGOs. Let’s publish ALL the income steams and amounts including royalties, rent, dividends, everything and perhaps we can look at “disproportionally” with additional interest.
I welcome ORIC’s investigation. I want to know that my money is being well managed. Taxpayers invest in the government and have the right to know where their investment is being spent.


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