The Mercury in 1952: Mayor makes claims of pork barrelling

Glen Humphries
February 13 2024 - 4:00pm
In 1952 the mayor made the extraordinary claim that a councillor was using ratepayer funds to pork barrel in suburbs where he got the most votes.
In 1952 the mayor made the extraordinary claim that a councillor was using ratepayer funds to pork barrel in suburbs where he got the most votes.

Looking back at February 14, 1952

A Wollongong councillor spent ratepayers' funds pork barrelling and fixing up a road leading to his own Coniston home, the mayor claimed.

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Glen Humphries

Glen Humphries

Senior journalist

I'm an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury and have well over two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. I cover the three local councils in the Illawarra for the Mercury, state and federal politics, as well as writing for the TV guide. If I'm not writing, I'm reading.

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