Covid projects 'let down' by 'absence of clear records'

Covid projects 'let down' by 'absence of clear records'
Auditor general John Ryan has found a pattern of poor record-keeping on covid infrastructure decisions (Image: Supplied)
Pattrick Smellie
Too little information exists on too many ministerial decisions made during the covid-related splurge in infrastructure and so-called “shovel-ready” projects, the auditor general says in a new report.Tabled in Parliament this afternoon, the Making Infrastructure Investment Decisions Quickly report says that while officials often warned ministers of project risks, “it is unclear how ministers assessed or managed risks when approving projects”.Auditor general John Ryan's report reserves greatest criticism for the proce...

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