Anthony Albanese announces Labor will cut $750m from pork and rort programs

Finn McHugh
Harley Dennett
By Finn McHugh, and Harley Dennett
Updated May 18 2022 - 6:23am, first published 3:10am

Labor will cut pork-barrel programs by $750 million and refocus government investments that were being directed to marginal seats and driven a debate about the need for a national integrity watchdog.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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