Official Sponsorship Thread

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As a business she definitely needs to
lol clearly she doesn't. Taking her money back & leaving NA to their $8m debt seems to be working fine.

In what world does the person handing out money have to explain themselves let alone their parents?
 

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Mining rights in Australia should not be privatised in my opinion. But while the big mining companies donate enough funds regularly to the political campaigns of both major parties that will never change.

I'd imagine that most donations by mining companies to Indigenous Australian organisations and communities are made as calculated business decisions rather than out of the goodness of their hearts.

Some would be as part of a deal to get projects on aboriginal land over the line and others as strategic investments to improve corporate identity.

I know that I'm only stating the obvious.
Yep all fair
 

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lol clearly she doesn't. Taking her money back & leaving NA to their $8m debt seems to be working fine.

In what world does the person handing out money have to explain themselves let alone their parents?
Obviously she does because look what’s happened and how bad the PR has been

Nothing wrong with putting out the fire with a little statement, doesn’t harm nobody and can do a world of good

Anyways, both parties lose and all could’ve been saved by a statement or meeting with affected parties - good on the Aboriginal player for having principles
 

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Obviously she does because look what’s happened and how bad the PR has been

Nothing wrong with putting out the fire with a little statement, doesn’t harm nobody and can do a world of good

Anyways, both parties lose and all could’ve been saved by a statement or meeting with affected parties - good on the Aboriginal player for having principles

Okay I'm looking and I see:

Hancock Prospecting is still worth about $30 BILLION. It's not a business that needs PR to get the punters in - the ****s buying what she digs up don't give a **** if she harvests Aboriginal babies to dip in hot sauce & swallow whole. It's privately owned so there are no shareholders to keep happy worrying how the market might react to the "bad PR". Also Gina just added back $15m to that enormous wealth.

Netball Australia are still $8m in the hole. Obviously an unsustainable business model. Already in a market that struggles for corporate support they've basically put out a warning to any potential sponsors to be squeaky clean throughout your entire history (which will be judged by today's standards) or face backlash. It won't matter who sponsors them next someone will deepdive that company's history.

If both parties lost I know which loser I'd rather be. How many principles does it take to cover an $8m debt?
 

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Okay I'm looking and I see:

Hancock Prospecting is still worth about $30 BILLION. It's not a business that needs PR to get the punters in - the ****s buying what she digs up don't give a **** if she harvests Aboriginal babies to dip in hot sauce & swallow whole. It's privately owned so there are no shareholders to keep happy worrying how the market might react to the "bad PR". Also Gina just added back $15m to that enormous wealth.

Netball Australia are still $8m in the hole. Obviously an unsustainable business model. Already in a market that struggles for corporate support they've basically put out a warning to any potential sponsors to be squeaky clean throughout your entire history (which will be judged by today's standards) or face backlash. It won't matter who sponsors them next someone will deepdive that company's history.

If both parties lost I know which loser I'd rather be. How many principles does it take to cover an $8m debt?
Well she reached out to NA for a reason and it backfired in her face so yeah it’s a loss

And NA just secured a 15 mil deal today so looks like they are the winners out of this …

Case closed
 

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Yeah , makes perfect sense to have the national team sponsored by an individual state . Bet the other state associations are excited about it .

why not

the national team has a sponsor and a state wants to host womens sport on a bigger stage. they want those games in their state?pay for it

the same state govt spent 142 million on the cats footy stadium redevelopment. nary a peep from anyone
 

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Yeah , makes perfect sense to have the national team sponsored by an individual state . Bet the other state associations are excited about it .
It's not really that different to Victoria or WA paying up for an Origin game.

Of all the stuff the government's waste money on, there are worse things they could have spent it on.
 

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Victoria during covid: we don’t even feel like Australians anymore
Victoria now: we are proud to present the Victoria, Australia Diamonds netball team!
 

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Victoria during covid: we don’t even feel like Australians anymore
Victoria now: we are proud to present the Victoria, Australia Diamonds netball team!
WA was more segregated than Vic. Vic left its doors open and kept getting infected by those filthy New South Welshmen 😉
 

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WA was more segregated than Vic. Vic left its doors open and kept getting infected by those filthy New South Welshmen 😉
We were more segregated by border but we were otherwise pretty free, Vic endured the extensive lockdowns and there were a lot of Victorians saying they felt ostracised from Australia as a whole.

I think we are more used to being a bit separate and our separation involve greater than average freedom.
Some Vics felts excluded due to greater than average restriction, which definitely would hit different.

Perhaps more a vocal minority but on FB and reddit there was a lot of posts like this
https://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/ohbfzl https://www.reddit.com/r/CoronavirusDownunder/comments/j2i9ae
I'm sure you have a better idea than me what the average Victorian actually thought of course

While I don't think quite to extend of above one of my good mates who is Victorian and lives there again definitely seemed to take a bit of pleasure anytime we had a bit of a spike or inconvenience here.
 

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Nah mate, I don't think we felt more segregated than anyone else.

A bit unlucky maybe.

No doubt some fun was poked at us on social media in the early days, so maybe that's why some people enjoyed giving it back.

Not me though.

Definitely got sick of the pandemic though. No doubt about that.
 

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why not

the national team has a sponsor and a state wants to host womens sport on a bigger stage. they want those games in their state?pay for it

the same state govt spent 142 million on the cats footy stadium redevelopment. nary a peep from anyone

I think you will find this move from the Victorian State government is controversial mainly down to it's timing less so the act itself

Considering the desperate state of their public hospital & ambulance service in Victoria where money could have gone - but there's ol Dan with that slimey smirk, look what a good bloke I am everyone throwing your money behind these girls so they don't have to take it from the bad mining lady

I get there are budgets for all sorts of things across State Government but sometimes you gotta get your priorities right. It's just before an election so many consider it little more than a stunt trying to buy some good will (and plenty of backlash to go with it)

When the NSW government allocated hundreds of millions to rebuilding the SFS during covid I thought it was a waste and I still kinda think it was a waste. The hype of a new shiny stadium is going to wear off and for most events it will be well under utilised in terms of capacity.

I question the impact it will have on NSW tourism and hosting "global" events.

Public transport is still a load of **** in NSW which ironically is what many punters will have to use to venture out to Moore Park.

$800 million might have been handy in this area - who am I kidding they would have pissed that money up against the wall and overpaid for some trains from Albania or something lol

I think the main short term benefit to building the stadium was the job creation but not everyone directly or indirectly benefited from that.

Policy is about optics and back scratching, never about people.

As for building AFL stadiums, well if you weren't supportive of that in Victoria you would prob get labelled sacrilegious and get kicked out of the state haha
 

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I think you will find this move from the Victorian State government is controversial mainly down to it's timing less so the act itself

Considering the desperate state of their public hospital & ambulance service in Victoria where money could have gone - but there's ol Dan with that slimey smirk, look what a good bloke I am everyone throwing your money behind these girls so they don't have to take it from the bad mining lady

I’m just back from over in England and a mate there is a Paramedic in London - became one just before covid hit and got so burnt out as of last 6 months he’s just been teaching instead - but he was saying just the other week there one of his colleague got a job at very start of shift and drove patient (stable) to hospital…

8 hours later drivers shift ended so another paramedic came and got in ambulance and she went home.

Patient was still in ambulance, hadn’t set foot inside hospital.

By and large the individual health impacts of covid may not be so detrimental in many cases but certainly most of the worlds health systems have been proven inadequate for it and that effect is ongoing.
 

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I'll be shocked if a Victorian politician hasn't said some naughty **** in the past.
 
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