Ferguson says sorry for mistake
GIVING an incorrect answer to a question in state parliament had been an honest mistake, Infrastructure Minister Michael Ferguson has told MPs.
In state parliament yesterday, Mr Ferguson apologised for the error.
Earlier this month, he told parliament no outside consultants had been used to produce the Government’s 30-year infrastructure plan.
It was later revealed that the Government had spent $93,000 on two consultants to assist with the plan’s preliminary stages and opposition parties demanded an apology.
Mr Ferguson said he had an honest but mistaken belief.
“I understand that there was consulting work to support the 30-year strategy in its development phase.
“Madam Speaker, I wrongly believed the work was all done by Infrastructure Tasmania. Mine was an honest mistake.
“However, I apologise to the house. I corrected the public record through the media as soon as I became aware and undertook to correct this parliamentary to record at my first opportunity.”