Politics leaves Lake Macquarie shortchanged: Piper

18th January 2017
By Source: Newcastle Herald | By: Joanne McCarthy
THE NSW Audit Office will be asked to review the NSW Government’s controversy-plagued Resources for Regions program after National Party seats secured nine out of 10 funded projects in a recent funding round, and Upper Hunter coal areas lost millions of dollars in favour of Broken Hill. Independent Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper said Resources for Regions “should be wound up” if the Audit Office found politics was a factor in the allocation of more than $250 million since 2012.

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