IIA-Australia Factsheet - Pork Barrelling
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|To say someone is using ‘pork barrel politics’ means government is spending public money raised from all taxpayers on programs to influence the votes of people who live in the political electorate to receive the benefit. A feature of many pork barrel projects is they are ‘white elephant’ projects (something expensive and useless) that are wasteful and will be under-utilised in the long-term.
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