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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Why are you so surprised? You expected money to go elsewhere? Not sure if they go ''elsewhere'' it will be any better. Other choices could be : Indigenous only toilets ( since there are already Indigenous only study places at some universities), Community Second Hand market for stolen goods (to reduce illegal dealings in stolen goods and give them sense of belonging). Safe Areas for Drug Injections (hold on..they may exist already)...and the list will go on. And on a more serious note...if you oppose what I feel is inadequate use of funds you (and me) will be branded as people who discriminate against LGBT
    Safe injecting rooms save lives, of course. And not only drug users - by limiting the spread of STIs, everyone benefits.

    The Victorian government spent only $15 million on the Pride Center, compared with total infrastructure spending of over $10 billion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Safe injecting rooms save lives, of course. And not only drug users - by limiting the spread of STIs, everyone benefits.

    The Victorian government spent only $15 million on the Pride Center, compared with total infrastructure spending of over $10 billion.
    Does it justify poor management/allocation of the 15 million? If look at all these ''onlys' and add them up together...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Does it justify poor management/allocation of the 15 million? If look at all these ''onlys' and add them up together...
    https://qnews.com.au/man-charged-man...th-nsw-police/

    Now Michael, if you check out QN (Queers News) like I do every week you will find that a transgender woman was killed in Wagga Wagga. Odds are that this could be due to her being transgender. I say this only because it is a common cause of violence towards them. All types of people need a safehouse where they can let their guard down and be relaxed etc. etc. Pride house is that place presumable for all Victorians. I know roughies that pride themselves on bashing up transgender woman - if they finally receive something special now don't begrudge them. I thought you left Russia too early to be influenced by their anti-gay mentality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Does it justify poor management/allocation of the 15 million? If look at all these ''onlys' and add them up together...
    Where is the evidence of "poor management"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Where is the evidence of "poor management"?
    Money given to people on the basis of sexual preferences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Money given to people on the basis of sexual preferences.
    As opposed to giving $500 million to people because they play AFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    As opposed to giving $500 million to people because they play AFL
    If this is taxpayer money, then this is bad too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    As opposed to giving $500 million to people because they play AFL
    I never claimed i support giving money to people who play AFL either
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    I never claimed i support giving money to people who play AFL either
    So good that we are starting to look into public expenditure and hopefully realise. that we should build infrastructure that can benefit people/country at large rather than support certain ''groups'' based on gender, religious etc preferences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    I never claimed i support giving money to people who play AFL either
    No, but I don't remember you ever criticising this spending, which is thirty times as large as the spending you are criticising! Yet again, your focus appears to be on the minutiae, rather than the big picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    So good that we are starting to look into public expenditure and hopefully realise. that we should build infrastructure that can benefit people/country at large rather than support certain ''groups'' based on gender, religious etc preferences.
    But not sporting preferences

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    No, but I don't remember you ever criticising this spending, which is thirty times as large as the spending you are criticising! Yet again, your focus appears to be on the minutiae, rather than the big picture.
    There are many things you have not see me criticise...at least just not yet....it does not mean I approve those!
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