I have wanted to express this for the last three days. Here goes.
I am disgusted at the lack of Integrity and the dishonesty of the Main-Stream Media in Australia. Because they have been nobbled by the Coalition generally. This week they have been discussing Labor Branch stacking Ad infinitum in Victoria. Branch Stacking is NOT an offence. It is a manipulation of the Internal Labor Party rules.
What might be an offence is the fools of MP's who used employees on the public payroll to do this manipulation. I agree that that needs to be addressed. If those MP's have committed offenses against State or Federal laws, then they should rightly suffer the consequences.
The press have been spending an inordinate amount of time discussing this this week, YET they have totally ignored another outrage perpetrated by the sitting Federal Coalition Government.
The reporting of the rorting of the latest round of the BUILDING THE BETTER REGIONS FUND ROUND 5. This was reported in the Guardian and The New Daily within days of it being released. I was one of the people who analysed it.
One: Here is a graph of the uneven distribution of the funds:
I cannot understand how this is not Newsworthy, especially in light of the following other analyses done and hardly reported by the press.
Two: Sports Rorts. Value $100 Million
Three: Community Development Grants 2013 - 2019 Value $1.1 Billion.
Four: Regional Development Programs 2013 to 2019 to the value of $714.5 million
Five: Community Development Grants in 2020 for a value of $392.3 Million
Six: Building the Better Regions fund in 2020 for a value of $158.4 Million
Seven: Female facilities and Water Safety Stream Grants worth $135.75 Million
Eight: The Commuter Car Park Fund. Worth $704.39 Million
You'd expect so, but not covered by the bulk of Australia's media.
Why is that?
Who benefits from the lack of analysis and coverage?
Is the above pattern of funding in the spirit of the Australian "Fair Go"?
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