Public Accounts Committee to probe the dodgy health statistics

johnboy 11 July 2012

The ABC brings word that the Legistlative Assembly’s standing committee on public accounts is going to inquire into the health statistics scandal. (Widespread forgery of health records in the hospital to meet KPI’s with some offenders not yet identified if you missed it).

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and bureaucrats were questioned by the Budget Estimates committee last week.

Ms Gallagher announced a new position to oversee the integrity of data collection.

But scrutiny will not stop there, with the Legislative Assembly’s public accounts committee (PAC) deciding to hold another inquiry, probably next week.

Ms Gallagher and auditor-general Maxine Cooper are expected to give evidence.

The committee is made up of Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur, Labor MLA John Hargreaves and Liberals MLA Brendan Smyth.

With Hargreaves and Le Couteur capable of independent thought (and with little to lose) we might even get a real inquiry going.

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