‘Real venom’: federal government extends NSW flood relief after pressure from local MPs | NSW and Queensland floods 2022 | The Guardian

Liberal MP Catherine Cusack at Parliament House in Sydney

Morrison NEVER LEADS from the front. He has to be dragged shoved pushed threatened to act. His own party is sick of him opening up a window of opportunity not only for the opposition but for an even bigger loser Peter Dutton.

The delay in extending the funding prompted an outpouring of criticism from Liberal and National MPs in NSW, with one upper house Liberal party MP, Catherine Cusack, announcing her intention to resign from politics altogether, telling Guardian Australia her decision was not a protest but “me not wanting to fight the machine any more”. Scott Morrison last week announced extra financial support would be available for people in Lismore, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley local areas. Those regions all sit in the federal seat of Page, held by the Nationals. But other local government areas including Ballina, Byron and Tweed – all located in the electorate of Richmond, held by Labor – were initially excluded from receiving the extra funds. That prompted outrage from Liberal and National MPs in the NSW government.

Source: ‘Real venom’: federal government extends NSW flood relief after pressure from local MPs | NSW and Queensland floods 2022 | The Guardian

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