You‚Äôve got to hand it to troughers¬†Helen Kelly¬†and¬†Phil O‚ÄôReilly. Following some public expressions of¬†doubt¬†¬†‘what the f*ks going on‚Äô¬†by Judith Collin‚Äôs last year, and¬†some digging round by the Taxpayers‚Äô Union, ACC, the CTU and Business NZ saw the writing on the wall with their¬†nice little money earner. ¬†So what did they do? ¬†Quickly extended the contract before it all went public!
Despite the ACC telling media yesterday that it decided ‘late last year’ to can the programme, we learned this morning that the contracts were renewed in December. The end date is now¬†31 December 2014.
It appears that ACC only changed its tune since the¬†Taxpayers’ Union¬†publicly exposed the rort.
Remember, it‚Äôs not the¬†Taxpayers‚Äô Union¬†who labelled the training scheme a waste of money, it‚Äôs ACC‚Äôs own experts. Telling the public that they will scrap the scheme but waiting for the new contracts to expire is not good enough. They conveniently failed to mention that the contracts have just been renewed…¬† Read more »