One F-35 Joint Strike Fighter war plane - or a year’s salary for 2061 nurses.
Eighteen JSFs - or Fiona Stanley Hospital, Australia’s largest tertiary teaching hospital, fully funded.
If we go the full hog and purchase the full fleet of 100 JSF aircraft as the Defence Minister would like, we could have every single Gonski education reform fully paid for with spare change for two more Fiona Stanley Hospitals. Health, education, welfare and infrastructure spending of the Government all face scrutiny of cost, likely success and whether our nation is getting the best bang for our buck. For the Joint Strike Fighter this cost benefit analysis has been thrown out the window.
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