Sports rorts study shows $100m program had no impact on voters but politicians overestimate effect of pork-barreling

Finn McHugh
By Finn McHugh
November 22 2021 - 6:30pm
The sports rorts saga had virtually no impact on the electorates the government targeted, a study has found. Picture: Keegan Carroll

Cash splashes for marginal electorates before the 2019 federal election had "virtually no impact" in areas they targeted, a new study has found.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

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