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Hodgman Liberals Back Football Over Public Services

Cassy O'Connor MP

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Saturday, 1 August 2015

Tags: AFL

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

The Liberals in government are prioritising football over providing essential public services to Tasmanians.

After crying poor as an excuse to slash funding to public health and education they are pouring almost $20 million taxpayer dollars into a wealthy football club.

Tasmania can and should be attracting AFL games without this massive corporate sponsorship at a time when public services are being hammered by the Liberals.

This decision also weakens the case for a stand-alone Tasmanian AFL team by sending a message to AFL House that Tasmania is happy with fly in teams.