The $950,000 Sirolli program has been exposed as a failure with revelations* that almost a year after it was announced with much fanfare and flamboyance by David O’Byrne, it’s created only three jobs for just two years. Even more staggering, of the $950,000 of taxpayer’s money thrown at this program, a third of it has [...]
Last month David O’Byrne told parliament that stage one of the government’s NBN assistance package had been “fully and successfully delivered”.* Today in estimates he was desperate to back-track. Instead of being accountable, Mr O’Byrne tried to deflect by talking about his Department’s ‘frustrations’ in relation to the NBN4Business program and blaming everyone but himself, [...]
David O’Byrne may wish the caravan has moved on, but it hasn’t – and he has serious questions to answer about his failures to properly administer the NBN4Business funding. Today, David O’Byrne was unable to deny he and his department failed to conduct any risk assessment prior to splurging money on the Government’s NBN4Business program.