Wednesday, 01 July 2020 12:57

Stuff up

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Your canine crusader notes that media outfit Stuff, which was bought for the princely sum of $1 (with many believing it overpriced at that), recently carried an expose about companies in the kiwifruit sector claiming the wage subsidy.

The tenor of the story – or more correctly hit-job – was 60 businesses in the kiwifruit sector had claimed $6 million in wage subsidies and it inferred they shouldn’t have because the industry is doing so well.

However, the Hound reckons a key point left out of said article was, despite pointing the finger at the 60 kiwifruit companies for claiming $6m in subsidies, Stuff (just one business) had, in fact, itself claimed some $6.3 million of taxpayer funding in wage subsidies.

Your old mate suggests that: pot, kettle, black were three of the kinder words that come to mind when he read this tosh!


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