NEWSFLASH : Mardi Gras president Julie Regan launched a spirited attack on state and federal governments on Friday, asserting that their failure to provide support for Mardi Gras in its time of need would “backfire on them in the longer term”.

“Disappointment is not strong enough a word. I find it quite amazing that the state government can’t come forward with any support when we bring $114 million into the economy every year. If we had a different government we may have had a different outcome,” the Mardi

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