Nationals panel granted $100m extra in building grants against dept advice: ANAO

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
July 29 2022 - 2:00am
Former infrastructure minister Michael McCormack. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Almost two-thirds of grants given from a $1 billion regional infrastructure program were against department recommendations, a damning audit has revealed.


Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at or confidential tips to

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