Posted: 8:54 am on 12th February 2014

tunaCorporate welfare is a fishy business in Australia.

A couple of weeks ago the Coalition government turned down SPC Ardmona’s request for $25 million of taxpayer money to ‘retool’ their plant. But just days later it approved a grant of $3.5 million of taxpayer money for Tasmanian seafood processor Huon Aquaculture.

Not wanting to be left behind the Tasmanian government has also chipped in an extra $1.5 million of their taxpayers’ money.

The money will be used to build a plant at Parramatta Creek, in northwestern Tasmania.

Tasmania seems to be a favourite beneficiary of the Coalition. WasteWatch brought you news after the election of Tony Abbott’s $16 million sweetener to the Cadbury factory in Hobart.

All this is despite federal treasurer Joe Hockey announcing recently:

The age of entitlement is over. The age of personal responsibility has begun.

WasteWatch isn’t going to hold its breath.

ray joyce says:

It’s interesting, the Treasurer cannot find a $1.7billion of waste in his own treasury department!

Yes it was a labour program, but Hockey have done nothing about stopping the waste, that he has ministerial control over.
Always easier to blame someone else..

William Shrubb says:

That’s exactly right, Ray! It’s always easier to blame someone else. That’s why we all have to keep an eye on them. If you find any great examples, let us know. We’d love to hear from you!

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