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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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Qld floodwaters recede to show devastation

Up to 500,000 head of cattle are estimated to have perished from flooding and exposure.
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Ballarat steer prices surge

Feeder buyers were the key to the surge in Ballarat steer prices
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Newmarket reunion numbers rise

Fine weather in Melbourne on Saturday saw increased numbers attend the Newmarket saleyards reunion
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