South Australia is in a dire financial situation. That is why the Minister for Health is not-so-reluctantly diverting money from several perfectly viable and much-needed country hospitals to help fund a controversial new tertiary hospital in the city. It's justified, apparently, because overall the Government is spending more on Health than ever before.
It's also spending more on Plasma TVs for prison inmates than ever before, and more on appearance fees for Lance Armstrong. It's spending up big on private parties at Clipsal 500 and office re-fits for MPs.
Spending money does not equal doing the right thing by South Australians.
Spending money properly would be a terrific start.