Regional grants program another government rort, according to federal Labor

Karen Barlow
Updated October 12 2021 - 6:08am, first published October 11 2021 - 3:30pm
Labor's Catherine King. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong
Labor's Catherine King. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Federal Labor has accused the Morrison-Joyce government of a pattern of multimillion-dollar regional rorts, after analysis showing almost 90 per cent of the latest round of the controversial $1.38 billion Building Better Regions Fund going to Coalition-held and marginal seats.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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