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Sunday, January 08, 2017
Sussan Ley - Federal Health Minister - Admits To Errors Of Judgement! What About The myHR? She Needs To Go So It Can Be Abandoned.
This appeared today.
Health Minister Sussan Ley apologises for Gold Coast trip, agrees to repay expenses
Published: January 8, 2017 - 4:39PM
Embattled Health Minister Sussan Ley has admitted she made an "error of judgment" by charging taxpayers for a trip to the Gold Coast in which she bought a $795,000 apartment and will repay the cost of the trip.
Ms Ley's decision followed a conversation with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in which he said she had not met the standards he expects of ministers.
Ms Ley has come under pressure to provide a full explanation of the trip or resign from the ministry since it was revealed on Friday.
Ms Ley originally said the apartment purchase was "not planned nor anticipated", a claim that has been questioned given subsequent revelations that her partner owns a business located near the unit.
In a statement released on Sunday afternoon Ms Ley said the apartment auction was not the reason for her trip to the Gold Coast but she understood the purchase had "changed the context of the travel undertaken".
If she has trouble with less than $1.0m house investment how can the manage the investments in the myHR?
Passed on without comment. (Other than I reckon she should go! My call is not related the Gold Coast home unit nonsense - which is just maybe a little off at worst - but the continuing total incompetence in digital health - which I do care about!)