Batts Scheme ‘Cowboys’ Underestimated

THE senior bureaucrat responsible for rolling out the Rudd government’s botched home insulation scheme has admitted he underestimated the level of “miscreant behaviour” by rogue installers, contractors and employers.

The Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program is still hearing testimony from witness Kevin Keeffe, the former assistant secretary of the Environment Department in 2009 who was charged with rolling out the stimulus program. Continue reading Batts Scheme ‘Cowboys’ Underestimated

Lawyer Bill Potts Interviewed On The ABC AM Program

Stephanie Smail reported this story on Monday, March 17, 2014 08:24:00

CHRIS ULHMANN: A lawyer for the one of the young men who died while working on the Rudd government’s botched federal home insulation program believes former prime minister Kevin Rudd should be called to give evidence before a Royal Commission into the scheme.

The Commission is investigating how the multi-billion dollar economic stimulus plan was rolled out in 2009 and whether the government ignored warnings about the safety risks involved. Continue reading Lawyer Bill Potts Interviewed On The ABC AM Program