Thursday, April 14, 2016

Whoops a daisy

The Victorian government today announced a massive increase in funding programs aimed at reducing family violence. This is welcome news. It's a pity that The Age made a mistake in its article about this announcement. The first paragraph says that just over half a billion dollars will be spent on these programs over the next two years. The headline gives the figure as $570 billion dollars. It makes me wonder if The Age's editorial department these days is run on the smell of an oily rag. The Victorian government's total expenditures are forecast to be $52 billion for the 2015-16 fiscal year, so there's no way it can afford to spend that amount of money. The Age's editorial staff need to lift their game.

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