Coalition's regional 'rorts' program scrapped, Labor govt promises $1b in fresh grants

Sarah Basford Canales
Updated October 24 2022 - 1:04pm, first published 12:00pm
National Party leader David Littleproud (left) and Infrastructure Minister Catherine King (right). Pictures by Sitthixay Ditthavong, Elesa Kurtz
National Party leader David Littleproud (left) and Infrastructure Minister Catherine King (right). Pictures by Sitthixay Ditthavong, Elesa Kurtz

A key billion-dollar Coalition grants program for the regions has been scrapped by the Labor government following a series of "pork-barrelling" controversies revealed the federal watchdog.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Politics and public sector reporter

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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