the undignified sight of big business with it’s snout in the trough of government money, (see hubbard et.al.), has been echoed across the tasman.
kerry packer (worth 9 billion) stuck his hand out for au$600,000 to bring a disused meatworks back to life.
this is the man who will drop a mill or so on the gaming tables, and not really have to worry too much about having done that.
other links are that the minister for qantas approved packer being handed a big soup ladle; packers’ son is on the quantas board; and questions are being asked about just who supplies meat to the airline.