Govt's covid subsidy fraud efforts face court challenge

Govt's covid subsidy fraud efforts face court challenge
Grant and Marilyn Nelson of the Gama Foundation. (Image: Supplied)
Greg Hurrell
The Ministry of Social Development failed to prosecute cases of covid 19 wage subsidy fraud because it hadn’t properly understood what such fraud meant, the high court in Wellington heard on Monday. The philanthropic organisation the Gama Foundation sought a judicial review over what it claimed was an unlawful failure to prosecute businesses that improperly took or kept the wage subsidy payments.The wage subsidy scheme was established on March 16, 2020.Lawyer Jack Trevella said at the heart of the Gama Foundation’s case was the...

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