‘Highly irresponsible’: Senate calls for Great Barrier Reef Foundation to return money

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A committee examining the government’s decision to award $443.3m to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has recommended unspent funds from the controversial grant be returned to the commonwealth and…

  • Lisa Cox
  • The Guardian

The final report, tabled in the Senate on Thursday, calls the awarding of the grant last year “a highly irresponsible decision, hastily concocted by relevant ministers” and calls for a fresh review of the…

It recommends such a review be completed by July this year and used to guide the spending of remaining money from the grant.

“This grant was a desperate attempt to cover up this…

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