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Government ministers potentially breached constitution with payments bungle

Gerard Cockburn
By Gerard Cockburn
Updated February 23 2022 - 12:47am, first published February 22 2022 - 5:30pm
Responses provided by Finance Minister Simon Birmingham on behalf of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg found senior officials within the agencies were passing on funds without written ministerial consent. Picture: Elesa Kurtz (file photo)

Four Commonwealth agencies have potentially breached the constitution through project funding not properly signed off by the responsible minister.

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