The recent social media activity of Yassmin Abdel-Magied highlights a problem with Government at all strata; individuals and groups are using taxpayers funding to promote personal views and advocate position of advocacy for groups and/or social movements.
Its is Manage Australia believes that this form of social engineering both is an inappropriate use of public money, and inappropriate support of one sector of society in any contest of ideas.
In order to end this practice Manage Australia suggests the following actions;
- De-funding of all government initiatives, councils, grants and foundations dedicated to forming community perceptions or attitudes.
- Remove any and all cultural practice, or funding for cultural practices, from regular government day to day activities.
- Remove all funding for Social Opine or Social Commentary within publicly funded entities.
Further, significant reform of the ABC and SBS in terms of resizing and rationalisation of services provided would aid in the cessation of public funding being misdirected into matters of social engineering.