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Tax breaks for rugby bodies

The Government has confirmed special tax breaks in the Budget for the two major rugby organisations behind the Rugby World Cup.

RWC schools scheme ‘chance to inspire kids’

The Government is spending more than a quarter of a million dollars funding a Rugby World Cup programme for young school children. The educational programme, which includes an activity book with learning activities based on the tournament and an accompanying teachers’ guide, will be delivered to all primary and intermediate schools in July.

Move cuts help to anti-violence groups

Women’s refuges say some women fleeing from violence may no longer be able to get a safe bed after a surprise Government policy change chopped $700,000 off their funding.

That “stadium of four million”? I’d say it’s rapidly emptying out.

2 responses to “Priorities

  1. Dan May 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I… wow. Holy shit. Women seeking shelter can at least take solace in the fact that our nation’s pod people are being indoctrinated into the bullshit that is our rugby culture. Bright times.

  2. Dan May 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I am Dan’s complete lack of fucking surprise upon reading the Herald article and finding out that Tariana Turia was behind the funding cut. “Family centered” programs that don’t include crisis refuge. Stay classy, Tariana.

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