21 Feb 2020

Former civil servant defends Matthews investigation

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 21 February 2020

A former top civil servant has defended his investigation that forced the Auditor General Martin Matthews to resign three years ago.

Matthews left the job just before a scathing report was about to be released into his handling of fraudster Joanne Harrison when he headed the Ministry of Transport.

Matthews argues he was treated unfairly and a group of MPs that appoints independent officers of Parliament is hearing his case.

Here's political reporter Charlie Dreaver.