WorkCover contract being renegotiated

The WorkCover claims management contract was being urgently renegotiated to ensure claims manager Employers Mutual Limited (EML) could not get a windfall profit from recent legislative changes passed by the Parliament. Evidence given today by WorkCover Chairman Philip Bentley to the Statutory Authorities Review Committee (SARC) confirmed there had been a “robust” discussion between WorkCover…

Atkinson/Ashbourne/Clarke affair

Statement tabled in the Legislative Council on Wednesday 26 November 2008 ATKINSON/ASHBOURNE/CLARKE AFFAIR Statement by members of the former Select Committee on the Atkinson/Ashbourne/Clarke Affair The Select Committee was established by resolution of the Legislative Council on 7 July 2005. When the Second Session of the 51st Parliament was prorogued on 14 August 2008, the…

WorkCover EOI “SMELLY” and “IMPROPER”

Stunning evidence given today to a Parliamentary Inquiry revealed that the Chief Executive of a major company believed the WorkCover expression of interest process seemed "smelly” and “improper". Mr Paul Serong, Chief Executive of Cambridge Integrated Services, made the comments to the Legislative Council Statutory Authorities Review Committee about eventual successful bidder Employers Mutual Limited's…

Foley’s folly – RISKIER RISTEC

Treasurer Kevin Foley had been embarrassed by revelations of further major problems with the management of a major IT project in his Treasury Department. Evidence given in June this year to the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee by Under Treasurer Jim Wright had revealed that the original $22.5 million budget for the Revenue SA…