Infrastructure pork all good when it’s Labor’s pig


Infrastructure Minister Catherine King last week revealed that the government would axe 50 road and rail projects and redirect around $7 billion in savings toward other projects, in response to the infrastructure review she commissioned in May.

The projects were axed amid concerns that they didn’t represent value for money.

The Herald-Sun summed up the farce with the following [my emphasis]:

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Leith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. He is also a co-founder of MacroBusiness. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.