Barnaby Joyce accuses Michael McCormack of allowing funding for regional Australia to be spent in cities

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Former Nationals leader’s criticism of McCormack’s handling of $200m fund expected to stir up leadership tensions

Barnaby Joyce has attacked Michael McCormack’s handling of the Nationals’ signature Building Better Regions fund, claiming $100m for tourism-related infrastructure could be spent in cities.

The former Nationals leader said more needed to be done to prevent cities taking funding earmarked for regional Australia, citing the example of North Sydney Olympic pool which was given $10m under a separate program targeting the regions.

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