Politicians handing out giant novelty cheques. It’s been happening since Edmund Barton was a boy and it infuriates Australians.
It’s been revealed that electorates that the government had a more favourable chance of winning in last year’s election received increased funding for sporting clubs.
Is it acceptable? Of course not! Do both parties do it? Absolutely! Two decades ago a Labor minister was busted doing the same thing. Grant programs are used by all politicians to curry favor with their electorates.
Bridget McKenzie was the relevant minister at the time and the calls for her resignation are growing, which at present feels inevitable. If she does go Mackenzie is nothing but a sacrificial lamb to get this issue off the front page of newspapers. Will she go quietly? What do you think? 🧐