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More Labor Pork Barrelling

7 Sep

Media Release – Senator Barnaby Joyce, 7 September 2011:

RDA fund more about pork than policy

Labor has granted almost two-thirds of the regional development funds to Labor electorates, or to electorates which have supported a Labor Government, even though Labor holds just over one third of the seats in regional Australia.

Today Simon Crean announced the successful projects under the Regional Development Australia fund two months later than originally promised.

Labor has given two-thirds of the funds to one-third of the seats. According to the parliamentary library Labor holds 23 out of the 62 non-metropolitan seats.

The reason they have done this is because they are financially rewarding their members in their seats with your money.

Maybe that is to be expected but maybe they should be upfront about it.

Labor has taken their partisan view of politics to regional Australia, rather than do what is honourable and egalitarian, they have been parochial.

I suppose it is not that surprising but it is disappointing and I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for Mr Windsor and Mr Oakeshott to complain about it.

I just hope this is not the price for the support of Labor members in Mr Crean’s leadership pitch.

More information
– Matthew Canavan 0458 709433

Labor Screws Tassie, But WiIl Greenies Care?

7 Sep

Media release – Senator Barnaby Joyce, 7 September 2011:

Regional Tasmania gets nothing

Funding for projects across Australia has been announced today from the Regional Development Australia Fund and regional Tasmania gets – nothing.

A big cheerio and congratulations to the regional Labor party members in Tasmania who got – nothing, out of the first round of funding.

You should consider becoming an Independent because Tony Windsor got $8 million which is more than the whole of Tasmania got. In fact, Tony Windsor’s seat alone got about 25% more than the whole of Tasmania got.

If you want to get something in Tasmania you should be like the member for the seat of Dennison who took a seat off you.

In fact he got $6.63 million off you because you got – nothing. Yes, to be a Labor party member in regional Tasmania means that you deserve nothing. You are just jolly good people who can be taken for granted.

My advice to you is to be like Tony Windsor and go independent and you get that opportunity at the vote for the carbon tax.

You can thank your party for giving you nothing by voting against the carbon tax which virtually no one in your seats wants.

More information – Matthew Canavan 0458 709433

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