REGIONAL RORTS REVISITED AS ABBOTT OPENS PORK BARREL

THURSDAY, 28 AUGUST 2014

 

Tony Abbott has showered Coalition seats with more than 80 per cent of $307 million in funding for community projects in a blatant return to the pork barrelling that plagued the Howard era.

 

Labor analysis of announcements made under Mr Abbott’s new Community Development Grants program shows Mr Abbott has pumped $257 million from the scheme into Coalition seats, including 230 projects in the nation’s 15 most-marginal seats.

 

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