As part of the Australian governments 'stimulus' package, there is a significant amount of money being spent on schools. Apparently schools (a) have a fair amount of discretion on how it is spent and (b) if my children's school is any guide, they welcome requests from parents.
So my contribution to the economic recovery of this country is to suggest that the school purchase a dozen tournament sets and boards, 4 DGT clocks, and if they have anything left over, a giant chess set for the playground. Indeed if any of you have school aged children, a similar suggestion to your local school would (a) give schools chess a big boost in this country and (b) aid the national economy through helping the chess economy. But if you wish to do this, do it quick, as suggestions need to be in before the end of the week.