Posted February 06, 2018 09:03:53 A mum who celebrated her birthday with balloons for a friend is demanding the state of Victoria’s $7.2 million birthday celebrations be stopped.
Kate Fung is the owner of a small family business in Port Hedland and is planning to put balloons up in the street for her friend’s birthday on March 11.
“They’re not going to be able to get through,” Ms Fung said.
“I’m a very happy, positive person and I’m looking forward to having a nice, long birthday with my friends.”
Ms Fong has also invited a couple of friends to put up a birthday banner on her lawn.
“If we have a good birthday, then the government will do a good job of it and that’s all we want,” Ms M said.
The Victoria Government’s birthday celebrations have become increasingly contentious, with opposition politicians and business groups criticising the government for using taxpayer money to provide the special occasion.
“Victoria’s Birthday Celebration has become increasingly politicised and divisive,” Ms T said.
Ms Funtons business has grown in the past three years and now has around 20 employees.
She said she was not planning on having the balloon up for any other holiday.
“We’ve got a big family, we’re going to put our business first,” she said.
However, the Government’s annual celebrations will be held on April 21.
The Opposition’s spokeswoman for childcare and family, Liz Fyfe, said the Government was failing to ensure the Government spent taxpayer money on “celebrating the birthdays of ordinary people”.
“They have no control over what people do or don’t do,” she told 7.30.
“It is time to have a real conversation about how we can provide our children with the best possible birthday present that we can possibly give them.”
The Victorian Government has yet to respond to Ms Fyffes call for a debate on the issue.