1 Jul 2021

Royal Commission into Abuse in Care asked to be more transparent about finances

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 1 July 2021

Internal Affairs Minister Jan Tinetti has asked the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historic Abuse in Care to be more transparent about its finances.

It comes just months after Treasury was roped in to help the inquiry manage its money because it blew a $56 million operational budget meant to last another two years.

Opposition parties said that could have been avoided if the government set clearer expectations when it set up the inquiry in 2018.

Katie Scotcher reports.