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New South Wales unions vow to pass law banning pig barrels in subsidy allocations

New South Wales Labor Party leader Chris Minnes has pledged to “restore the integrity” of the subsidy system by enacting legislation banning pork barrels if he wins next month’s election. bottom.

The plans were unveiled at an ALP rally in Western Sydney, days after the state’s Comptroller General announced a scathing inquiry into how wildfire restoration grants were distributed. is.

It has been revealed that the office of former Deputy Prime Minister John Barillaro has intervened in a $100 million wildfire restoration program and changed its guidelines.

After Mings threatened to do so himself, the Perotet government referred the Audit Office’s report to the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission (ICAC).

If elected, Labor promised that disaster relief would be independently audited and grant guidelines enacted.

Mings says talk of subsidies is an example of government staying in power too long(Twitter: Chris Mings)

Minns said at the Penrith rally that the latest grant story was another sign that the government had been in power for too long.

“This action shows that the government believes it can do literally anything after 12 years in office.

“Australians do not respond well to bribes. No reasonable Australian would believe that skydiving parks should receive funding before fire departments during a wildfire disaster.”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-02-05/nsw-election-labor-vows-legislate-grant-guidelines-if-wins-march/101932784 New South Wales unions vow to pass law banning pig barrels in subsidy allocations

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