Water waste of money: riot squad’s unused white elephant cops a spray

$700,000 water pistol

(SMH) THE state’s $700,000 water cannon is rapidly depreciating in value and has still never been used, new figures show. […] The government spends $3000 a year on servicing its water nozzles and pumps and on mechanical maintenance. Read more

Editors note: Reminds me of that custom 22 dead body refrigerated morgue Chevy truck the Tasmanian government had built one year before the Port Arthur massacre that took 35 lives. Unlike that expensive water pistol above, the Tassie government pulled apart and sold the Chevy morgue truck the following year after it had served it’s purpose.