Guest essay by Eric Worrall
A group of Sydney artists have collected $10,000 of public money, to perform a single showing of a play which featured a sex clown attacking the negative impact of Christmas on the global climate.
According to The Daily Telegraph;
SYDNEY Lord Mayor Clover Moore has slugged already hard-up ratepayers a whopping $10,000 to fund a controversial left-wing review that attacked Christmas as being bad for the environment.
The show, called Climate Change Variety Hour, was performed in front of tiny audience of just 70 people at Sydney University on Saturday night.
The poor turnout means Ms Moore spent about $142 of ratepayers’ cash per audience member.
One of the acts featured a bizarre performance by a near-naked “sex clown”.
Read more (paywalled): The Daily Telegraph
This isn’t the first time mixing a climate theme with inane nonsense has successfully secured public grant money. But seriously – is there no limit to bad taste and public waste? Couldn’t Sydney’s Lord Mayor find any better use for that $10,000? Maybe something slightly less climate related, like helping homeless people, or perhaps funding a few drug rehab beds, to help address Sydney’s out of control substance abuse problems?