The comments were made during an interview with ABC Breakfast radio host Dan Bourchier on Friday February 23, 2018.
Quotes from former NSW Auditor-General Tony Harris:
“I do have very serious concerns … if there were no wrongdoings involved, and that would have been hard for the Auditor-General to determine, then the level of incompetence attached to it is breathtaking.
“The government has to explain which of the two that it wants to admit to.
“If I were in NSW and this came before me I would have sent if off to the Independent Commission Against Corruption.
“It would have been an obligation under the Act, any suspicion of wrongdoing or corruption would have to be referred to the ICAC, the trouble in the ACT is we don’t have an ICAC at the moment.”
Quotes from Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe:
“It is absolutely scandalous that $2.4 million has gone from taxpayers to the Labor movement.
“It’s a merry-go-round of money between the Labor government and Labor mates.
“This extraordinarily dodgy deal shows just how deep the cultural problems in the ACT government run.
“Like many other land deals under the Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s watch, this should be sent to an ACT ICAC when it is set up.”