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Telescope array a massive sink of taxpayer money

Published: Tue 13 Feb 2018 11:24 AM
Telescope array a massive sink of taxpayer money
13 FEBRUARY 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The New Zealand Taxpayers Union joins top New Zealand physicists in warning against wasting up to $25 million on a telescope array in Australia and South Africa.
Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “This is a massive cost – the same spent on the flag referendum – from which taxpayers will see nothing.”
“New Zealand’s leading physicists say this is a bad use of money, and that the project could be obsolete by the time it’s completed in 2030.”
“This is just a taxpayer-funded make-work scheme for those in the scientific fields. If we’re going to do that, let’s at least spent the money in New Zealand.”
ENDS
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