Even the Age is circling the wounded beast. Time to go to ER.
PORTLAND hospital was rushed into signing a $4.9 million funding agreement for its new GP super clinic so the Rudd government could avoid political embarrassment, a leaked email has revealed.
Hospital management was told to sign the agreement by noon on Wednesday â€“ just moments before shadow treasurer Joe Hockey delivered his post-budget reply to the National Press Club.
Portland District Health chief executive John Oâ€™Neill warned his board members of the urgency of the governmentâ€™s request in an email that morning: â€œI have been asked to sign this agreement before 12 noon today â€“ that is, before Joe Hockey makes his budget reply â€¦ If not signed, funding will be withdrawn.â€
A representative Catallaxy comment by JC:
Itâ€™s not funny anymore. These people are liars and will stop at nothing to impose a dishonest policy based on a dishonest set of assumptions.
They have to go.