Mr van Manen said it was a ridiculous overkill which could have been used for more productive purposes like supporting our local veteran support organisations.
“Spending close to $500,000 on consultants to make ANZAC Day more ‘politically correct’ is a complete waste of money”, Mr van Manen said.
Bert van Manen said local veterans had every right to feel let”down by the Government authorising a massive waste of money by writing nonsense reports at an enormous cost to the Australian taxpayer.
“ANZAC Day need not be over”analysed. For nearly 100 years, Australians have paused to appropriately reflect, remember and commemorate the service and sacrifice of millions of Australians who have served in the Australian Defence Force.”
“Barely three years from the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli, Labor has no money on the table to support commemorative activities in small communities, let alone our big cities.”
“I look forward to attending our local commemorative services on Anzac Day.”
“I will be sending out details of the services in Beenleigh, Greenbank, Pimpama and Upper Coomera in a special Anzac Day publication to everyone in the electorate in the coming week.”
“It would be great to see more activities around the electorate this coming Anzac day, but unfortunately funding for these events is in the Governments hands.”
“If we had a Government with sound economic management then there might have been funding available, but this government continues to waste money on ridiculous projects like this report.”
“It’s no wonder Labor got wiped out in the State election this past weekend.”
“The people are sending a strong message that they are sick of the economic mismanagement and waste.”
“The billions being spent on the NBN and the Clean Energy Corporation alone are enough to get the blood boiling let alone wasting money on insulting one of the great days of our Nation’s history.