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More Huawei controversy for the State Government

The State Solicitor Nicholas Egan believes it was inappropriate the Government’s Huawei contract with the PTA wasn’t put before him before it was signed.

Instead, the Government sought legal advice from a private law firm with expertise in telecommunications and IT contracts.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti’s office says seeking private firms is standard practice. Something that’s been done in contracts under the previous Liberal Government, including the Smart rider, Serco, rail maintenance and bus procurement contracts.

Shadow Transport Minister Liza Harvey joined Oliver Peterson today where she said it’s concerning the State Solicitor wasn’t given the opportunity to comment on the contract.

 

 

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