The Daily Telegraph (Sydney)
Calls for Clover to release report
LORD Mayor Clover Moore is facing renewed calls to release the full details of a secret investigation into allegations of bullying and harassment within the City’s parking ranger unit following the death of whistleblower Leong Lim.
City of Sydney commissioned the “Warfield” report in 2012 following a wave of complaints by workers — but it has never been released publicly and Ms Moore has argued that to do so would breach the privacy of 50 workers who took part in the investigation.
The Daily Telegraph obtained a copy of the report under freedom of information laws but the bulk of the report’s 21 pages were redacted — including all of the key findings.
“In particular, the investigation has been initiated to identify and resolve concerns of bullying, harassment and claims of coercion and intimidation,” the report reads.
The report features seven recommendations, including that communication within the parking ranger unit is improved and that an audit of the “lowest performers” within each work group is carried out.
City of Sydney adopted all the recommendations or versions of them.
It would not comment yesterday on whether the report would ever be released.
Councillor Edward Mandla has been fighting to have the report publicly released and last night renewed his call to end the culture of secrecy.
“For six months I have been met with denials that there was any problem within our ranger unit. The explanations I have been given are now clearly revealed as absurd. The real reason is manifest; the organisation is in disarray.”