Nats fear Royalties for Regions may be scrapped – Australia News

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Nationals WA leader Mia Davies has accused the state government of draining funds from the Royalties for Regions program into the $3 billion Metronet plan, saying an internal directive banning future use of the rural fund’s logo was the beginning of its winding-up.

Ms Davies said a directive published on the website of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has stated the Royalties for Regions logo had been discontinued as of July, and couldn’t be used for new projects or new materials for existing projects.

The former sports and recreation minister said by forbidding the use of the logo, the new state government was reducing transparency of where and how much funding would be delivered under the program.

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