Youâve got to hand it to troughersÂ Helen KellyÂ andÂ Phil OâReilly. Following some public expressions ofÂ doubtÂ Â ‘what the f*ks going onâÂ by Judith Collinâs last year, andÂ some digging round by the Taxpayersâ Union, ACC, the CTU and Business NZ saw the writing on the wall with theirÂ nice little money earner. Â So what did they do? Â 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 nowÂ 31 December 2014.
It appears that ACC only changed its tune since theÂ Taxpayers’ UnionÂ publicly exposed the rort.
Remember, itâs not theÂ Taxpayersâ UnionÂ who labelled the training scheme a waste of money, itâs ACCâs 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…Â Read more »