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kevin rudd in hot water over 'reckless' spending | adelaide now -g-icon-error cloudy-day nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right 0a0871e9-1636-49f4-904

by:HICOOL     2019-09-03
kevin rudd in hot water over \'reckless\' spending | adelaide now -g-icon-error cloudy-day nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right nav_small_right 0a0871e9-1636-49f4-904  -  in a heat pump
A football team won 17 new hot water systems and rejected more offers, sparking a debate about reckless federal spending.
The little Koondrook Barham football club in Murray River Victoria now has one for almost every player.
President Rod Barrington said the club beat more teams.
"They want us to take more," he said . "
The other clubs got so much hot water equipment that they couldn't pay for the electricity bill.
When the Rudd government struggles with the roof insulation scandal, it can be found that taxpayers' money is wasted on unwanted hot water equipment.
Koondrook Barham is the worst example.
It has only four shower rooms and now has a taxpayer bank. funded, 315-
Hot water system.
"It has bypassed a lot of clubs and these units have them and the contractors have found us," Mr Barrington said . ".
"I think we ended up paying $20 each.
"When energy efficiency minister Greg Combe tried to restore confidence in the insulation project, his department rushed to explain the recent abuse of handouts.
A spokesman for Mr. Combet said that the hot water rebate was only for families and could not explain how the sports club benefited. But Koondrook-
Barham is not the only club that combines hot water equipment.
The Catani football field in jeppsland said six showers gave it 12 units but couldn't run because they were too expensive.
Mick Mason, president of the Qatar Entertainment Reserve, said the electricity bill doubled.
"We thought, 'Gosh, that's too much, 'but we were told we wanted 12, so we took 12," he said . ".
"The government likes to distribute the money.
They just didn't do any research on where it was going.
Taxpayers are paying the price.
"There are at least five other clubs in the Central Murray Alliance, ellingbank and the regional alliance that have received new hot water systems.
Ellingbank Football Club received 12 units, but the club operated within 6 months after the other units were stolen.
The federal government admitted last night that it had realized that some installers had installed multiple heat pump hot water systems that exceeded the capacity required by users.
A spokeswoman said the company introduced regulations in September 2009 to prevent excessive heat pumps from being installed.
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