Politics

Apr 30, 2004

Corporate welfare – a sweet deal for some

Crikey's forthright stand on the Great Sugar bail out brought praise and some bagging, but the situation is worse, there's a large dose of corporate welfare - yet again - from the Howard Government.

Crikey’s forthright stand on the Great Sugar bail out brought praise
and some bagging, but the situation is worse, there’s a large dose of
corporate welfare – yet again – from the Howard Government.
The $444 million sugar industry assistance package, to give it its
political name, is certainly a sweet deal for the industry, especially
all those government members in marginal seats along the Queensland
coast. But it’s also an example of corporate welfarism at its
John Howard worst.

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