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Pork-barrelling towers might not improve coverage. The Auditor-General’s report into the initial $100 million mobile black spots program found that many of the towers were not, in fact, covering black spots. The report, which was tabled in Parliament yesterday, explains that the towers (with 44 in government electorates, 10 in Labor electorates, and three in independent electorates) often don't actually improve mobile coverage much in those areas.