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.
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