Car Park Rorts
More than a week into the Sydney lockdown, almost all states and territories in the country have followed suit. The failure of the Morrison Government in planning the vaccine rollout and building national quarantine is no secret.
Neither is the Morrison Governments trait of rorting taxpayer's money. From the infamous Sports Rorts to the illegal Robodebt scheme and the Leppington Triangle, this is a Government with little regard for public accountability and taxpayer's money.
The Morrison Governments commuter car park program, the centrepiece of the Urban Congestion Fund, saw 83 per cent of funding directed to Coalition targeted seats. Further, none of the 47 selected sites were recommended by the Department in charge.
A report by the Australian National Audit Office, released on Monday last week, found the program was not effective and projects chosen for the grants were not based on merit.
As with the Sports Rorts, the Minister in charge insisted going through the grant applications with the Prime Minister's office before the selection.
Each day, thousands of frustrated commuters in Werriwa struggle to find a car park or access train stations due to a lack of lifts.
This misuse of taxpayer funds for political gain yet again by this Government shows the urgent need for a Federal ICAC.
A Labor Government is on the side of all Australians. The Morrison Government is not.
Published in the Liverpool Champion on 5 July 2021: https://www.liverpoolchampion.com.au/story/7323803/werriwa-matters-with-anne-stanley-car-park-rorts/?cs=1465