Australia government to boost rural spending in pre-election budget

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative government said on Monday it will increase spending on rural infrastructure by nearly 30 percent in its last budget before an election next month.
Speaking a day before the presentation of the annual budget for the year beginning on July 1, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said spending on rural roads will increase to A$4.5 billion (2.45 billion pounds) from the A$3.5 billion it promised last year.

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