The Canberra Times is all over Chief Minister Gallagher’s late admission that she’s been on hols in 2010 with the only identified member of the Canberra Hospital health statistics scandal.
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher spent time during a 2010 overseas holiday with the Canberra Hospital executive who later confessed to tampering with emergency department data.
Ms Gallagher confirmed last night she had seen Kate Jackson during a trip to the south of France but only because they were both visiting Ms Gallagher’s sister.
In case the stench of this case wasn’t already strong enough for you.
UPDATE 01/08/12 09:24: The ABC is carrying the Chiefly denials.
Ms Gallagher says while on leave she stayed with her sister in France, who was also on holiday there.
Ms Gallagher says the staffer, a friend of her sister, also visited.
“I have provided all of this information to the Auditor General. I have provided this information to the Solicitor General and I sought advice around how to handle this going forward and from my point of view I’ve made that information clear,” she said.
“The investigation has happened and it’s cleared me of any involvement in any direct or indirect way and I think that gets lost in all of this.”