It's time to stop putting lipstick on pork-barrelling pigs

Ebony Bennett
March 2 2024 - 5:30am

Politicians Bob Katter and Andrew Wilkie dressed up as pigs this week in a memorable stunt in Parliament to draw attention to excessive supermarket profits. But it's not only the cost of pork roast in the headlines. The cost of pork-barrelling has also been in the spotlight thanks to a private members' bill from independent MP Helen Haines.

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Ebony Bennett

Ebony Bennett

Canberra Times columnist

Ebony Bennett is deputy director for The Australia Institute and a former Greens media advisor and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.