MYEFO snapshot shows $16b mystery figure prompting pork-barrelling concerns from Labor

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated December 16 2021 - 7:15am, first published 7:00am
Finance Minister Simon Birmingham holds a press conference for the release of 2021-22 MYEFO. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

A $16 billion mystery figure has been earmarked for unannounced federal government decisions in its mid-year economic snapshot, prompting concerns billions could be pork-barrelled in the upcoming federal election.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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