Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Building the Education Revolution scandal moves to Queensland

THE Queensland government has been paying tens of millions of dollars in additional, undisclosed fees and charges to managing contractors handling the $16.2 billion schools stimulus scheme.

The Queensland Education Department yesterday admitted that its repeated claims that payments to Building the Education Revolution managing contractors were capped at 6 per cent were wrong, and many were receiving double that amount.

The Bligh government was forced into the admission after the quantity surveyor overseeing the scheme, Richard Kerr of Currie and Brown, told The Australian that managing contractors were entitled to the 6 per cent claimed by the state government "plus other fees".


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