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Former Treasury director: Auditor-General right to raise concerns around Covid response fund

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Fri, 6 May 2022, 7:31am
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Former Treasury director: Auditor-General right to raise concerns around Covid response fund

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 6 May 2022, 7:31am

The Auditor-General's being commended for flagging issues with the transparency of the Government's Covid response fund.

John Ryan has written to Treasury, saying MPs and the general public haven't been getting enough information about how the $74 billion fund is being spent.

Treasury has now published details on how much funding has been set aside and how it has been allocated.

But Ryan says it's still unclear how much is being spent on some initiatives.

New Zealand Initiative Senior Fellow Bryce Wilkinson, a former Treasury director, told Mike Hosking the Auditor-General is right to raise concerns.

He's very pleased to see John Ryan asking questions about the spending.

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