$100 million wasted on failed "anti-smoking" program

Further evidence of waste and failed policies from the Federal Government comes with news that $100 million of taxpayer funds were spent on an indigenous "anti-smoking" program that... failed to have any effect whatsoever:
According to an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released today, the proportion of Indigenous women who smoked during their third trimester of pregnancy was 53.4% in 2008 and 52.4% in 2011.

Firstly, $100 million is an absolutely staggering amount of money in the first place.

Secondly, the fact that it was going mainly to fund "co-ordinators"  , "action workers"  and ... wait for it "ambassadors" (cronyism? Nah, surely not!) is a joke in and of itself.

But more importantly, if $100 million couldn't even lead to any statistically significant decrease in the most sensitive area - third trimester pregnancy - then WHAT ON EARTH WAS THE POINT OF THE PROGRAM IN THE FIRST PLACE?

This is an utter disgrace, and it's shameful that our media hasn't picked up on this in the slightest.

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