A history of government handouts

Barnaby Joyce's call for as much as $7 billion in assistance for drought affected farmers comes days after the Coalition rejected a proposal to support fruit cannery SPC Ardmona through a plant restructure. Who have been the biggest recipients of industry welfare?

Barnaby Joyce has called on his government to approve as much $7 billion in assistance for drought affected farmers. The suggestion comes days after the Coalition rejected a proposal to support fruit cannery SPC Ardmona through a plant restructure.

Should the government pick winners? And who have been the largest recipients of assistance?

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