The Canberra Liberals are demanding full disclosure of all relevant material by Katy Gallagher in light of her ever changing story on the Canberra Hospital data scandal.
Katy Gallagher stated yesterday that she had provided all information to the Auditor General on her personal connection with the executive who manipulated emergency department data. However, today she has backpedalled on her statement again and said that she did not disclose that she had been on a holiday to France with the executive, said ACT Shadow Health Minister Jeremy Hanson.
“I have provided all of this information to the Auditor General.” (Katy Gallagher, ABC, 1 August 2012)
“On ABC radio, Katy Gallagher was asked directly if she had provided information to the Auditor General about her holiday in France with the executive and answered:
“Look, I don’t believe I said the holiday.” (Katy Gallagher, ABC, 1 August 2012)
“Katy Gallagher initially took a week to disclose a conflict of interest claiming a mere personal relationship with a family member. Now it has been revealed that she herself has a personal relationship with the executive and is being deceptive about what she has told the Auditor General,” Mr Hanson said.
“The Canberra Liberals are demanding that Katy Gallagher now be finally open and accountable with Canberrans and provide full disclosure of all documents relating to this deception,” ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja said.
“This includes a transcript of the information given to the Auditor General, legal advice received from the Solicitor General and any other advice Katy Gallagher received on this issue.
“A failure to disclose this information will just add another layer of deception to a tangled web of misleads, half truths and omissions stated by Katy Gallagher on this issue,” Mr Seselja concluded.