We saw the debacle of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) beingrun out of Maccasin Armidale.
Now, Barnaby Joyces second big pork barrel has found its home on a park bench in Orange.
The $28 million Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) is being set up to do what the States already do. It is supposed to open onJuly 1but when newly appointed Board members gathered in Orange yesterday,they met in a park.
With eight sleeps to go, the RIC has no home and no staff. Yet the Government is still saying we are on track to kick off on the first of July.
Even locals in Orange think its a waste of money(see poll).
Orange was chosen for this pork barrelling exercise when the Nats lost the State seat for the first time in 69 years.
Both the APVMA (costing at least $50 million) and the RIC decisions were done with Malcolm Turnbulls full approval.
Its time he stopped the madness.