Athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport currently do not pay for any of their training. But nurses, doctors, emergency services, really most people in the world who take on further education have to. Is this fair? Ben Quilty says no. Ben Quilty is a national award winning artist who was previously the official artist for Australia’s deployment in Afghanistan. (Why he has something particular to say about sportspeople is interesting in and of itself…)

Is it…

The AIS provides a form of education. We make people pay for further education. Therefore athletes should pay to attend the AIS.

Or is it…

The AIS provides opportunities to people to represent our country. We provide for people who represent the country. Therefore athletes should not pay to attend the AIS.

Or is it something completely different…?

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/free-ride-for-sports-just-not-equitable-20130227-2f6c6.html

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