Major cracks are appearing in the Prime Minister’s so-called drought stimulus package before the dust has even settled. The Herald Sun today reports a Morrison Government backbencher misled his own constituents over a promised $1 million through the Drought Communities Programme Extension. On 31 October 2019, the Nationals Member for Nicholls Damian Drum told the
Shadow Minister Catherine King has written to the Chair of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit requesting an inquiry into the Auditor-General’s scathing audit of the Coalition’s Regional Jobs and Investment Packages. Ms King said an inquiry by the JCPAA is an important next step in examining the maladministration by the Morrison Government.


E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW ABC BALLARAT FRIDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2019 SUBJECT: Morrison’s refusal to meet with ex-fire chiefs, fire preparedness, Labor Review. STEVE MARTIN: With the fire season becoming longer and a bit more extreme, is it time for national response to fire and how we combat it? Earlier this week on ABC 730, former
Labor notes the announcement of Mr Simon Atkinson as the next Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development. We note Mr Atkinson comes to the role after an extensive public service career as well as several years as Finance Minister Matthias Cormann’s Chief of Staff and a period as the Coalition’s