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.”

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