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NSW Govt spends $45,000 on workout session for Sydney commuters

Apr 18, 2017News

TV fitness gurus Steve “Commando” Willis and Michelle Bridges were paid a big fat $12,000 from taxpayer funds to run a 60-minute outdoor workout session designed by the state government to try to persuade Sydney commuters to do more exercise. All up, the event cost a staggering $45,000 to stage from 7am until 3pm.

“Clearly, Andrew Constance has got stars in his eyes and rocks in his head if he thinks it’s perfectly OK to blow $45,000 on this event when he has cut frontline services and jobs and jacked up Opal fares 6 per cent, with more price rises on the way,” opposition transport spokesman Jodi McKay told The Daily Telegraph.

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