Labor's Catherine King says Building Better Regions Fund grants a scandal as Nationals' Anne Webster reveals colour coding for government MPs

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated October 12 2021 - 7:45pm, first published 4:30am
Infrastructure Minister Barnaby Joyce has defended the fund. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

A Nationals backbencher has revealed colour-coded lists, only available to government MPs, were used in the latest round of the controversial $1.38 billion regional grants program.


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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