ANAO report finds Morrison government $2b Community Health and Hospitals program deliberately breached law

Karen Barlow
Justine Landis-Hanley
Updated June 6 2023 - 2:11pm, first published June 5 2023 - 4:15pm

A scathing audit report has found the administration of the Morrison government's $2 billion local health and hospitals program was ethically unsound and there were cases where rules and finance laws were deliberately breached.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

Justine Landis-Hanley

Justine Landis-Hanley

Federal politics and public sector reporter

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter at The Canberra Times, with an interest in integrity, regulation, and social services. Contact me with tips and feedback at

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