The sum is the largest single grant given to protect the reef ©leonardogonzalez/
The sum is the largest single grant given to protect the reef ©leonardogonzalez/

Turnbull 'present at $444m Barrier Reef grant meeting'

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull was present at the meeting where $443.8m was offered to a small non-profit without a tender process, a senate inquiry has been told.

Anna Marden, managing director of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF) told, the inquiry both the PM and the environment and energy minister Josh Frydenberg were present in the meeting that the offer was made.

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