Sometimes I just don’t get the economic decisions of government. In Tasmania, a leading Australian charity runs a program to keep youth out of detention. Instead of stealing cars, it gives youth at risk the opportunity to work on cars and gain skills. It costs $130 a day to do this compared to $900 to keep them detained. So what does the government do? Cut the program. (For those who are interested there is a facebook page to try to rally public support to get the government to reverse it’s decision: http://www.facebook.com/UTurnAustralia).
PS: I’ve taken my laptop to Andrew’s today as I was having internet withdrawal.