Attorney-General Calls For Racing Queensland Inquiry

Queensland’s Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie calls for an inquiry into Racing Queensland over the awarding of projects worth more than $150 million to a local engineering firm.

Bleijie will ask the Cabinet to set up an open parliamentary committee inquiry into previous Racing Queensland procurement processes, for awarding contracts to Contour Consulting Engineers without first going to tender.

Commissioned by the Queensland Government, accountancy firm Deloitte  unearthed some anomalities in the contract process after a thorough audit on Racing Queensland.

Bleijie says he wants to know who approved the contract payments and if they went through cabinet.

Last year former RQ chairman Bob Bentley admitted tenders were not called for certain projects as Contour Consulting Engineers was a preferred contractor doing specialist work.

About $60 million worth of work was undertaken before the Newman Government froze the program.



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