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Garbage: Barnaby Joyce unleashes Labor decision to cut $ 400 million from regional grant fund if elected


The Barnaby Joyce began after Anthony Olbanez said the Labor government would cut $ 400 million from a regional grant scheme announced in this year’s budget, in the event of election.

Speaking in Bendig on Wednesday, Mr Joyce revealed Labor’s promise to return $ 400 million from the $ 500 million regionalization fund to restore budget revenue.

Mr Albanese told the National Press Club on Wednesday that Labor would also cut unallocated funding for a community development grant program – which has been criticized for moving to marginalized places – by $ 350 million.

But Mr Joyce rejected Mr Albanese’s assertion that it was aimed at “waste and hazard”.

“It just shows you that the Labor Party has no vision of a regional Australia,” Mr Joyce told Sky News.

“I mean, that’s why the Labor Party can’t get a seat in regional Australia, why their seats are under threat in regional Australia.

“The Regionalization Fund is designed to enable regional communities to choose the industry that leads them ahead, whether tourism or manufacturing, to get more paid work in regional Australia.

“But the Labor Party, if it’s not an art gallery in Sydney, just doesn’t see outside the city.”

Ahead of Labor announcing the full cost of the policy on Thursday, shadow finance minister Katie Gallagher called the regionalization fund a “Barnaby Fund.”

“Well, it’s the Barnaby Sludge Fund, and it was created with very little information … to pay off by 2050, when Scott Morrison made a deal with it,” she told Sky.

“And they were promised a number of things we know nothing about because everything is secret.

“It was found in the budget. It contains very little detail about what it is intended for and how to use it, and again, in light of good faith, transparency and budget, we believe that it should be returned to the budget for budget repairs.

She denied that this indicates a lack of commitment to the regions.

“We are not doing this at the expense of these cunning means, which were created to … the deputy prime minister flopped as he saw fit,” she said.

Camera iconShadow Finance Minister Katie Gallagher has said she does not want to support the Barnaby Foundation. Credit: News Corp Australia

When Mr. Joyce was asked about Senator Gallagher’s assertion that it was a zero-price deal, he called them “garbage.”

“They just don’t like the regions. And that’s it. The only way you can read this. They did not say that they would improve, change, refine. They said they were getting rid of it, ‘said Mr Joyce.

The deputy prime minister also targeted Mr Albanese, who said he planned to head straight to Tokyo if he won the election with his foreign minister, Penny Wong, for a meeting with the United States, India and Japan.

“I’ll tell you what I’m not doing, I’m not announcing that Mr Albanez will apparently be prime minister on Sunday afternoon and he and Penny Wong will go to the Quad. Don’t you think it’s a little full of yourself? ” Said Mr. Joyce.

“He thinks he’s already carried it in his bag, measures the curtains.”

Mr Joyce said it was an “amateur hour”, asking who would be acting prime minister at the time.


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