Labor asks for audit of all infrastructure spending after East West Link findings
January 6, 2016
The Abbott & Baird Show: BYO shovels + political career
The schadenfreude is seriously flowing today with Anthony Albanese calling for the Coalition’s entire megaproject program to be independently investigated in the wake of East West Link reports from the Victorian Auditor General and Australian National Audit Office, and last months WA Supreme Court ruling into Roe 8.
Guardian Australia: Labor asks for audit of all infrastructure spending after East West Link findings (6 January 2016)
Coalition’s entire program could face independent investigation following request for audit taking in Sydney’s Westconnex and the Perth Freight Link
The Coalition’s entire infrastructure program could be subject to an independent investigation after the Labor party requested an audit into claims that the handling of Melbourne’s East West Link project reflected “systematic failures”.
Labor’s call follows a scathing report by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO), which found the Abbott government had inflated the deficit during its first year in power by transferring $1.5bn to Victoria for the now-scrapped tollway project despite “clear advice” that the payments were premature. Continue Reading…