Budget 2022 - analysis reveals Morrison government funnelling billions into must-win marginal seats

by Sarah Martin and Nick Evershed and Josh Nicholas

28 March 2022

The IA list is maintained “to ensure that public funds are directed towards projects that will deliver the best outcomes for our growing communities”, with the list prepared after “rigorous and independent analysis”.

Almost $10bn in funding spread across 120 projects was not recommended by Infrastructure Australia with the bulk of this going to projects that span multiple electorates.

The analysis also shows that of the $6.4bn that is allocated to projects within a single electorate, more than half – $3.4bn – is directed to marginal seats.

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