'Political considerations' distorting Auslink funding: MacTiernan

WESTERN Australian Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan has hit out at the logic of the Auslink funding criteria that excludes funding for North West ports essential to the country’s booming economy in favour of Victorian towns producing raisins and canned apricots.

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MacTiernan said WA received only 10% of national funding and major freight routes into the resources heartland in the North West and seven regional ports were excluded from funding consideration.

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