A controversial tourism facility at a Cadbury factory partly funded by taxpayer dollars looks set to go ahead, with the chocolate maker announcing the “globally relevant chocolate experience” should be signed off within weeks.
Tony Abbott promised a $16 million grant to the Hobart project during last year’s federal election, however questions have since been raised about the generous pledge given the Coalition government’s refusal to provide taxpayer assistance to fruit cannery SPC Ardmona.
It was also later revealed that Alastair Furnival, the staffer dumped from working in the office of Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash, helped lobby the state government to secure funds for Cadbury.
Yup, Cadbury’s which makes millions every year has been handed $16 million dollars by our government. Despite the “debt crisis” and all the cuts they are making to science etc.