What will the Victorian Premier do if Tiger fails to make the cut?
The Ockers should have taken a peep over the ditch at the Auckland Regional Council before it's gung ho Labour Premier decided to blow $3 million of tax payer's money on a commercial sporting event. Here's what the Premier had to say.
“We expect thousands of visitors from interstate and overseas will come to Melbourne to see the world’s greatest golfer on one of Melbourne’s world class golf courses.
“The event will boost tourism, create jobs for Victorians and beam Melbourne to millions of people through a worldwide television audience.
“When you think of major events, whether it’s the Grand Prix the Australian Open or any other major event, nobody can put on an event as well as Melbourne does.”
The estimated economic impact from the event is expected to be up to $19 million as well as a huge national and international television audience."
He really is pulling figures out of his arse, just as the ARC did with it's abortive foray into high risk event underwriting.
It's time Premier John Brumby went off to the knackers yard.