November 29, 2021

Editorial

Commentary

Australia Institute report reveals massive rorting

Hannah Melville-Rea, Robyn Seth-Purdie and Bill Browne of the Australia Institute reveal that $3.9 billion has been spent by grants programs withministerial discretion since 2013. $2.8 billion, or 71%, has been allocated to projects in Coalition seats. Funding has clearly favoured marginal seats at the expense of safe Labor seats and, in some cases, safe Coalition seats. In per capita terms, marginal Coalition seats have received $184 per person in national grants, while safe Labor seats received just $39 per person

P1111-Grants-with-Ministerial-Discretion-Web.pdf (australiainstitute.org.au)