I guess it is not on a par with Peter Martin’s mistake of telling us that a worker on a million bucks would be entitled to a SGC contribution of $90,000 – wrongo, check the regulations – here is another claim that lacked context.
Now I am not quite sure why Jamie Briggs would want to make this announcement, but the grant was part of the Labor government’s Tasmanian forest deal. In other words, it is not new.
Within minutes of Treasurer Joe Hockey declaring an end to ”the age of entitlement” on Monday Assistant Infrastructure Minister Jamie Briggs stood on a highway on the outskirts of Hobart and announced a grant of $3.5 million to a Tasmanian seafood processor, Huon Aquaculture.
It would help ”provide the equipment to process fresh fish, as well as smokehouses and other machinery,” he said.
The Tasmanian government was kicking in $1.5 million, the Commonwealth $3.5 million and Huon Aquaculture $7 million.