ANAO finds safety grants skewed toward Coalition, marginal seats

Doug Dingwall
Sarah Basford Canales
By Doug Dingwall, and Sarah Basford Canales
Updated February 15 2022 - 8:05am, first published 6:30am
Finance Minister Senator Simon Birmingham. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The federal government has downplayed damning findings of a probe into a community grants program, which awarded more than a million dollars to applications "assessed as ineligible".

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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 sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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