Report to stay secret
TAXPAYERS paid tens of thousands of dollars for a secret report into bullying at a WA MP’s ministerial office, but it won’t be released.
Government documents reveal the Department of Finance paid $27,272 to Canberra-based workplace investigators CPM Reviews to investigate claims of bullying between senior staff within the office of Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt.
In the past two years the Government has paid more than $124,000 to the workplace investigators to help resolve employee disputes. It is understood Mr Wyatt has been accused of mismanaging the conflict. Staff have been told the CPM report was complete, but would not be released and only Mr Wyatt would get it, not the Prime Minister’s office.
Mr Wyatt confirmed he’d received the report and was “carefully considering it”.
“Due to privacy concerns, the report is not suitable for public release,” he said.