Election Rorts



Election Rorts

Sports rorts on steroids: Coalition’s $4.8 billion Urban Congestion Fund

November 2018 - ongoing Michael West Media revealed more than a year ago the pork barrelling of the commuter car...

Andrew Laming’s $550,000 grant to rugby club with links to staffer

2018 ongoing  $550,000 grant was one of five grants awarded to the Southern Bay Cyclones rugby union club in the...

Regional Growth Fund follows sport rorts playbook

Of the $248 million in Regional Growth Fund grants awarded just ahead of the 2019 election, Coalition seats snagged $234...

Barnaby Joyce’s decision to move pesticides regulator a huge financial risk

Barnaby Joyce pushed for the move of the regulator when he was up against popular independent MP Tony Windsor, against...

McCormack breaches lobbying code to award $2.6m airport grant

Deputy prime minister Michael McCormack struck a pre-election deal with an unregistered political lobbyist and former Howard Government adviser for...

80% of fund for female sports goes to Coalition seats

On the eve of the 2019 election, the Prime Minister announced a $150m fund for female change rooms and swimming...

Indigenous affairs funding diverted to lobby groups opposed to native title

Nigel Scullion used $150,000 of money for alleviating Indigenous disadvantage to fund a fishing industry lobby group so it could...

Minister’s role a link in grant to ineligible business

The office of former regional development minister the LNP's John McVeigh asked the Infrastructure Department to reconsider an ineligible Queensland...

Sports rorts – the affair that just keeps on giving

In January 2020, the Commonwealth Auditor-General found that Bridget McKenzie’s office made up its own rules for doling out $100...

Roads funding directed to Coalition, marginal seats

Labor claims that the vast majority of spending from the Urban Congestion Fund before the election went to Coalition, marginal...

Regional infrastructure grants program targets Coalition seats

The program, administered by Deputy PM Michael McCormack, awarded 94% of its grants to electorates held or targeted by the...

Community development grants a $2.5 billion slush fund

Officially, the scheme funds “critical” projects. Unofficially, it is one giant slush fund for the Coalition to pork-barrel its way...




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