Liberal MP gave $1.5m novelty cheque to sports club despite warning funds not yet approved

Jason Wood gave $1.5m cheque to club in his marginal seat of La Trobe, but deputy PM Michael McCormack warned club not to start any work

A Liberal MP handed a $1.5m novelty cheque to a local sports club while the deputy prime minister was privately warning it not to spend the money because it was yet to go through due diligence and final approval.

Late last month, Liberal MP Jason Wood handed over a $1.5m cheque to the Berwick Football and Netball Club in his marginal seat of La Trobe, snapping photos with happy children and staff and posting the news to Facebook, writing “Delivered $1.5m.”

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Source: The Guardian
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