Still talking about the last government? This is a Labor supporters response almost every time the agree with the criticism of the government. 'I know their bad but so were the other guys. We are talking about the ones that are currently holding the power, not the ones that are striving for it. In response to your statement - you are correct of course, the Libs did plenty of 'pork barrelling', however I don't ever seeing come out more than 1 year before an election. This current government started two years ago!