Liberal MP Chris Crewther posts video with environment minister Melissa Price pledging tens of thousands of dollars

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has had to defend two members of government who appeared to announce funding grants for community groups in their marginal electorates before the grants program had even opened.

In now-deleted Facebook posts, the Victorian Liberal MP Chris Crewther published video of himself and the environment minister, Melissa Price, visiting parts of his electorate of Dunkley to announce tens of thousands of dollars in grants to environment organisations as part of the government’s Communities Environment Program.

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