Liberal leader Zed Seselja has the intriguing news that ACT Treasury won’t be releasing their business case for building a mega office block on London Circuit (to house the apparatus of the ACT Government in the style it believes it should become accustomed to).
ACT Treasury will not release the business case supporting the proposed $432 million office block, or the operational and productivity savings, because it would be ‘contrary to the public interest’ and would ‘confuse public debate’, ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja said today.
“This is an absolutely stunning admission from a Government Department,” Mr Seselja said.
“Not releasing the business case for the ACTs most expensive taxpayer-funded project is one of the biggest contradictions we’ve seen from this government.
“Perhaps even more worryingly, it seems Treasury is trying to prevent negative public debate on the issue which goes completely against the impartial principles under which government departments must operate.
“Treasury has used the excuse that some information in the business cases is outdated, so is therefore not in the public interest. Im sure taxpayers would be willing to overlook this in order to receive the current information, given they’ll be the ones footing the massive bill.