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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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Mundagai to be auctioned on Feb 22

The Hopgood family's 1947 hectare freehold property Mundagai will be auctioned by Ray White Rural in Brisbane on February 22.
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Coles’ drought milk payout for thirsty dairy farms

Coles short term drought relief inititiative will help almost 640 dairy farmers impacted by big dry.
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Samara offered with pasture bonus | Video

Samara will be auctioned by Ray White Rural in Pittsworth on February 15.
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