Friday, October 15, 2010

Children's commissioner dumped after criticising Bartlett Government. Libs furious. Greens silent.

ABC news also reports Greens/Labor government cabinet secretary Cassy O'Connor has defended the government's appointment process for Children's Comissioner Paul Mason's replacement.

Listen to audio of Tim Cox's interview with Paul Mason 15/10/10
ABC's PM programme - Transcript and audio
Sue Neales in The Mercury
The Examiner

and from ABC...
..............."The selection panel who recommended Ms Ashford's appointment included her current boss, and the heads of three government agencies severely criticised in Mr Mason's recent report.

He believes the State Government is getting rid of him to avoid implementing the recommendations of his latest report.
The Liberals' spokesman Rene Hidding has told Parliament the situation is disgraceful.
"We have just learned that the first scapegoat of this entire thing is the former Children's Commissioner," he said.
"He has gone and I can tell you we are deeply concerned about this whole situation and we will be having more to say about that.
"You have appointed a public servant who has been at the heart of the child protection system," Mr Hidding said".............. Read more on ABC news online

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