Browsing: aircraft noise

Source: The Australian by JULIAN SWALLOW Is this funding fair? HINDMARSH MP Steve Georganas has defended a $5 million grant to a local Greek Orthodox church affected by aircraft noise. Mr Georganas said the grant to the St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Thebarton to install soundproofing, which was announced in last night’s Federal Budget, was not “pork barrelling” ahead of the upcoming federal election. “`This was a program put in place … by the former Howard government in 2000-01, and we’re just continuing the program.” The church is currently in Mr Georganas’ marginal electorate of Hindmarsh, but following a redistribution…