Grants like the $500,000 on a toilet that brays like a donkey are why Labour are likely to lose the next election. I know from when National was in office how corrosive these are. Do you remember the outcry on WINZ spending $250,000 on the Tapuo start training jaunt? Well this is double that.
Add on $26,000 hip hop tours, $15 million on a computer CD and many many more and you get a lot of discontent.
This is the problem of just increasing government spending to keep up with GDP. Inevitably the quality of the spending decreases. It is pure human nature. I waste far more money on my current income, than I did as a student. Why should Government be different?