Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment did not secure value for money with water buyback scheme, audit report finds

EW
July 20 2020 - 2:00pm
An audit report has blasted the federal government's handling of water buybacks in the Murray-Darling Basin. Picture: Shutterstock
An audit report has blasted the federal government's handling of water buybacks in the Murray-Darling Basin. Picture: Shutterstock

The Australian National Audit Office has released a scathing report into the government's handling of the water buyback scheme, namely that it did not properly apply policies to secure taxpayers value for money.

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Elliot Williams

Canberra Times journalist

I've been a reporter with The Canberra Times since 2017 and as a proud Canberran it's been an honour to tell the stories of my hometown. I'm currently reporting on the public service and examining the ins and outs of a very important part of our city. Email: elliot.williams@canberratimes.com.au

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