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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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No autumn cheer in the north

The recent BOM seasonal outlook does not contain good news for northern Australian farmers looking for rain.
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Wallumbilla cattle country opportunity

The Cormack family's Wallumbilla properties Perola Park and Oakwood are headed to auction.
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Falling grain-fed prices and flat inputs mean one thing

Mecardo look at the impact of rising grain prices and a low supply of feeder cattle.
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