An Integrity Commission investigation has uncovered a nepotism scandal inside a Tasmanian Government department, revealing a public servant improperly awarded or attempted to influence millions of dollars’ worth of government contracts for the benefit of a close friend.
The commission’s report, tabled in State Parliament, reveals an Education Department manager was involved in the awarding of $2.6 million in contracts for digital work to his friend.
He went to school with the friend and regularly spent time with him outside work.
The contracts were awarded between 2016 and 2018 for digital education resources, an online learning hub and multi-media projects valued at a total of $2,658,370.
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