The Canberra Times has a scathing critique of the failings at the Yarralumla nursery:
— the destruction of more than 133,000 plants and trees worth $1.5 million last financial year
— nutrient-rich water, which feeds algae blooms, was running off the property and into Lake Burley Griffin
— Only two of 28 heritage listed glasshouses in complete working order with 18 closed for safety reasons and an inquiry into an employee confirmed six breaches of the Public Sector Management Act leading to the staff member’s dismissal.
UPDATE: The ABC is carrying Chief Minister Gallagher’s confidence that “processes are in place” now. But if we’d asked her a year ago it’s hard to imagine she’d have said anything different.