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MORE ???

How about even ONE ?????
Fair call. McKenzie is a scalp, but this requires full guillotine of all involved.

The latest out of the hearing show the entire program was an absolute farce. The highest ranked application, with a ranking of 98/100 and conveniently located in a safe Nationals seat, did not receive a single cent in funding.

Hands down, the most unashamed and deliberate rort in Australian history.

Edit: Between opening the link an hour ago and posting after making dinner, it has been paywalled, so this will have to do.

 

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Fair call. McKenzie is a scalp, but this requires full guillotine of all involved.

The latest out of the hearing show the entire program was an absolute farce. The highest ranked application, with a ranking of 98/100 and conveniently located in a safe Nationals seat, did not receive a single cent in funding.

Hands down, the most unashamed and deliberate rort in Australian history.

I'm not even regarding that as a scalp.

If we go on the libs usual M.O. , she'll be back in a ministerial role within 2 years , susssssssssan ley exhibit A
 

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McKenzie is now blaming others for backdating documents that went to-and-fro with the PMO.

This mess won't go away. Such a ******* sham.
duttons mouthpiece on insiders this morning started with the " her office is/was a shambles with a high turnover of staff etc etc "


If anyone goes it certainly won't be the pm , not even convinced bridget will lose her job - too liberal
 

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and here lies the problem.

We SHOULD be outraged by this. Governments should fall over such misuse of funds and clear breaches of the public trust!

But really, we all know that both sides are just as bad, and if we kicked this mob out, the other lot would do the same crap. It might be different programs, and the details would vary, but the pork would still be well and truly barreled.
No, no they're ******* not. Stop buying into that argument; I'm unequivocally not saying that the ALP has never done it, but the depths to which the Coalition have plumbed since Howard as far as the porkbarrel goes have been the worst of it, by a significant margin.
 
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Manager just showed us a plan for an upgrade to our swimming pool to be partially enclosed so it can be open 9 months of the year for $500k.

Shame we don't live in a marginal seat!
 

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Manager just showed us a plan for an upgrade to our swimming pool to be partially enclosed so it can be open 9 months of the year for $500k.

Shame we don't live in a marginal seat!
Almost asked at our cricket AGM when discussing grants if we were in a marginal seat.
 

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WTF

https://www.crikey.com.au/2020/03/30/conflicted-interests-bridget-mckenzie/
Her failure is all the more serious because, as Inq’s investigation shows, for almost two years, McKenzie was part of a parliamentary body — the Senate standing committee of Senators’ Interests — responsible for ensuring that senators are aware of conflict of interest rules and declare any conflicts, with regular updates if needed, on the register of senators’ interests.



Need to update your list NSWCROW
 

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WTF

https://www.crikey.com.au/2020/03/30/conflicted-interests-bridget-mckenzie/
Her failure is all the more serious because, as Inq’s investigation shows, for almost two years, McKenzie was part of a parliamentary body — the Senate standing committee of Senators’ Interests — responsible for ensuring that senators are aware of conflict of interest rules and declare any conflicts, with regular updates if needed, on the register of senators’ interests.



Need to update your list NSWCROW
Feels so long ago now

The economy could've done with that money right now too
 

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