Australian Conservatives candidate Rikki Lambert says Schubert MP Stephan Knoll’s announcement that the Liberal Party would cough up $100,000 for Barossa dog parks seemed like nothing more than "Schmacko"-barrelling.
The Barossa Herald reports Mr Lambert said if there was overwhelming community support for a state government funded dog park, his party “wouldn’t stand in the way”.
“But this sounds like "Schmacko"-barreling to me,” he said.
“In the end there are sporting and community groups that would also like that funding.”
He said he was not inclined to commit to a “me too” promise for a dog park, as this was a council responsibility.
“However, the Australian Conservatives' policy to abolish payroll tax, stamp duty, land tax and the emergency services levy will apply to everyone, dog owners or not, whether they want dog parks or not.”
“I'm committed to tax cuts for Schubert, not more government spending on council responsibilities.”