It's something this government and governments before have been accused of, and will no doubt be accused of again. Throwing money at topical problems without giving any explanation as to the process behind making plans a working reality.
Don't get us wrong - it's absolutely amazing Griffith is getting money for a radiation therapy service centre.
People living and working with cancer in the area have been crying out for it for decades.
Whether this money will help set up a private facility, or be accommodated into the redevelopment of our base hospital, many are finding it difficult to see it as a reality despite hope breaking on the horizon.
And in all fairness, it's not uncommon for money to be given without a plan, or the details of that plan to be revealed by those promising to deliver it straight away.
But talking to Griffith and MIA residents diagnosed with cancer who have been travelling to Wagga, Sydney and other places for radiation treatment, family members, friends and those assisting them, the problems also go deeper than just having a facility in town.
While noone will say a bad word about the existing services provided in other towns and the people working within those facilities, questions still surround the process of billing patients.
Health Minister Greg Hunt has said the biggest hurdle for cancer patients in regional Australia is access to the facilities.
But this should in no way disregard the huge and occasionally insurmountable financial cost some face to receive the treatment.
Going through emotional, mental, physical trauma, many do not have the energy to pursue what has been a battle to get bulk-billed.
Bill Shorten has pledged billions to support cancer patients.
The current Liberal National commitment investment builds on $606 million investment for diagnostic imaging benefiting cancer patients in the budget.
But no matter who wins the election - it is clear we also need to address the costs and realities felt by those on the ground.
Just because one step has been taken doesn't mean we become complacent in fixing every area needing attention.
And just because we want more doesn't mean we are ungrateful for what has been given thus far.
In the meantime, everybody waits to hear the logistics behind getting this centre up and running quickly to improve many lives in need of radiation treatment in the MIA.
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