Health pay bungle in court
staff to Jann Stuckey, unless someone else can advise that to me,” Ms Jones said. “But I have found, as a matter of public record ... that he commenced work with the Minister for Communities in July 2014.”
Ms Stuckey later issued a statement declaring the allegations as “slander” and said the trip had been booked “before Mr Martin was seconded to another ministerial office”. JASON TIN FORMER ministers Paul Lucas and Robert Schwarten say their overriding concern during the state’s health payroll bungle was ensuring workers were paid, not suing contractor IBM.
The Bligh government heavyweights were forced to revisit their public administration disaster in court yesterday a as IBM Australia moved to b block the state from suing it.
Former health minister Mr Lucas and ex-public works minister Mr Schwarten were called to Brisbane Supreme Court to shed light on a 2010 settlement between IBM and the government which IBM claims released it from being sued over the costly failure.
But the state argues the agreement doesn’t cover IBM’s “misleading” and “deceptive” claims about its capabilities.
The trial has been set down for several days.