Corbell Needs to Move On ESA Culture Investigation

Simon Corbell should get his act together and get the ball rolling on the ‘culture review’ that he promised last year into the ACT Ambulance Service. It’s been more than five months since the government announced it would investigate after a spate of bullying complaints, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brendan Smyth said today.

“The Minister announced this review in October last year under pressure to deal with the wide ranging issues within the Emergency Services Agency. Five and half months later, we still haven’t heard who will head the review and what the terms of reference for an inquiry will be,” Mr Smyth said.

“This is another example of how Simon Corbell has lost control of the emergency services portfolio. The Minister has apparently not moved on what the Transport Workers Union described as a ‘toxic’ work culture.

“Simon Corbell has dropped the ball on acceptable management of emergency services in the ACT. After admitting that there were problems by calling the culture review, he’s been lagging behind on such an important issue.

“The Minister needs to get the review underway as a matter of urgency. It’s unacceptable that the Canberra Liberals have to call on him to get a move on,” Mr Smyth concluded.