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Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on February 11, 2010

A proud Premier, Anna Bligh, announced today that the

Queensland government is a finalist in the prestigious Lehman

Brothers International Award for Prudential Amazement.

The nomination is for the A1GP debacle on the Gold Coast, where

the race cars never turned up,  but the government still paid

millions of dollars after the fact, including nearly $2 million to

the A1GP Group after  it went into liquidation.

Queensland’s Auditor-General, Glenn Poole, released a report on the fiasco, detailing  gross mismanagement, lack of

oversight, poor governance, lack of due diligence, and poor communication, but a beaming Premier said she “was

very happy with the government’s performance in this matter”.

The Premier, along with Treasurer Fraser, fly out of Brisbane tomorrow for the lavish award ceremony in New

York, at taxpayer’s expense.

Premier Bligh said she was “not so confident that we can win this year, but I think with the asset sell-off we have a

 very real chance next year of demonstrating our prudential amazement. Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!”


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