"Imagine a world where the state owns a school demolition business. It roams the countryside knocking down perfectly fine public schools chosen by the state government. This company then sells the rubble to merchants. Not that anyone really wants to buy it, so the school-dozing company barely breaks even despite government subsidies. The obscene arrangement is justified on the basis that several hundred school rubble jobs are at stake. This is patently nuts. It is also the world in which we live right now..."
And now they're buying the rubble!!
If you haven't been following, in what could politely be called an unusual arrangement, or less politely, a rort, Dan Andrews and Victorian taxpayers have donated tens of millions to ASH to buy the loss-making Heyfield timber mill. Now the loss-making Vicforests will be responsible for logging state owned old growth forests, habitat for critically endangered species, and selling it to a state owned loss-making mill, despite the government's own advisors recommending a drastic reduction in logging yield. If you pay tax, you should be disgusted. Nice one Dan!