Anyone up for a bit of a lark with the Public’s money? Let’s buy some voters with the borrowed public money.
The Coalition government are and have been (up for the lark) since November 2016 when they started the Building the Better Regions Fund (BBRF) with borrowed money to give to the regions.
The BBRF consists of two streams:
1/ The Infrastructure projects stream and the
2/ The Community Investments stream.
As readers of my work will know I have now analysed $4.3 billion of Coalition Grants. In fact 10 Analyses which can be found at Rorts Central.
On 8th October 2021 the Round 5 Grants of the BBRF Infrastructure stream 5 were published on business.gov.au. I hadn’t analysed this part of the Grants Rorting Empire yet and was keen to do so.
As you can see by the Pie charts attached, it exhibits all the dishonesty, lack of Integrity and shameless disregard of taxpayer’s contribution as all the other Grants analysed to date. Round after dishonest Round.
Strange to say that only some of the News organisations thought it was a story.
Having completed round 5, I was asked by a friend to look at Rounds 3 and 4 as well and did so.
The results show the same dishonesty, lack of Integrity and shameless disregard of taxpayer’s contributions as Round 5.
So I then decided to actually analyse rounds 1 and 2 which were hidden in the mists of political time.
Yet they also exhibited the same dishonesty, lack of Integrity and shameless disregard of taxpayer’s contributions as every other round.
I then summarised the Results in Three telling graphs which you can see attached.
As you can see the BBRF Infrastructure projects stream was 718 grants for a value of $1,123,931,958.00 ($1.1 Billion). The BBRF Community Investments came in at much smaller 578 grants for a total of $26,324,665.00 ($26 Million). A whopping $883,766,437.00 or 78.63% went to Coalition seats, (77 Seats) and $167,233,999.00 or 14.88% of the total went to Labor Seats (68 Seats). The balance went to the crossbench seats in the HOR. $72,931,522.00 or 6.49% of the total for 6 seats.
This year I also learned that the Australian National Audit office are auditing the BBRF. The Audit office will probably report on the BBRF after next year’s election.
This data forms the basis of my submission to the ANAO.
In my view it highlights the tip of the dishonesty and integrity iceberg and shows a shameless disregard of borrowed money to buy votes which future generations will have to repay. No wonder these charlatans don’t want an integrity commission.