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Kristie Johnston – Question to Parliament, 24 May 2022.

Thank you Mister Speaker.

My question is to the Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing.

Minister on 5 May I asked if you were aware that in 2019 the Department was formally alerted to accusations of bullying, manipulation and emotional abuse by Macquarie Point Development Corporation Management towards staff?

I asked if you were aware of claims that procurement practices are manipulated to favour some providers and circumvent Treasurer’s Instructions.

You took those questions on notice.

I have now been made aware that under the current CEO 9 out of 11 staff members resigned in the first 18 months of her tenure, and that in the last 12 months a further six have left.

Furthermore, I am told that she has never had a performance review. I understand that the investigation into the latest bullying accusations has been completed but that the Board has not even seen the report.

Minister after almost three weeks are you now in a position to inform the house of your response to these questions, and do you accept that there are serious governance and administrative failings at the Macquarie Point Development Corporation and that nothing short of a full, open and transparent inquiry will sort out this mess?

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