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No work done after Nationals' treasurer got $850k water-saving grant

No work done after Nationals' treasurer got $850k water-saving grant

Sydney Morning Herald by nick mcKenzie and Richard Baker

The Nationals' federal treasurer and candidate for the Victorian seat of Shepparton, Peter Schwarz, is accused of gouging much of the $850,000 he was paid by Australia's largest drought-proofing project.

Mr Schwarz is also accused of then calling in favours when pressed to account for the taxpayer cash.

As Prime Minister Scott Morrison launches his drought summit, leaked government files reveal that Mr Schwarz banked the taxpayer subsidies in November 2011 and then spent years resisting efforts from water officials to get him to either return the money or use it for its intended purpose - saving water.

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Need for seed no concern

The seed production industry is confident there will be no broadscale shortages of seed before this autumn's plant.
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Milk wars come to Canberra, barbs fly over Coles, Aldi boycott

Fitzgibbon says farmers would collateral damage of Littleproud's call for shoppers to shun major retailers over dollar milk
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Wine industry fears inclusion in bottle refund schemes

The SA Government is reviewing its container deposit scheme to possibly incorporate wine bottles.
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