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Documents - ; Slanderous and defamatory allegations made by Mr Stirling against Mr Cleanthous and Deo

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Tabled paper 1563


Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




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the grantee is generally complying with the terms and conditions of the grant in relation to financial and reporting matters. Please refer to document 13/1 to13/5( extracts from Walter Turnbull report) for further comments made by Walter Turn bull. MERGER Mr Stirling has once again misled everyone, as far as I can recall no one rejected any recommendations set out by Walter Turnbull. As Cleanthous & Deo only acted as accountants, we were told by ATSIC that a Coordinator will be appointed once the merger goes through and the appointment had nothing to do with Cleanthous & Deo. The reason I was given that the merger failed was due to not all Outstation people were informed or fully briefed of what was to take place (Refer document 14/1 to14/8). It is important for the record Cleanthous & Deo did not participate in hiring or terminating people as it was not in our terms of agreement. This role was carried out by NHRC with consultation with ATSIC. SANTOKH SINGHS APPOINTMENT It is a known fact that Mr Singh resigned from Cleanthous & Deo on 24 April 1998 (Refer document 15/1 and 15/2) and he went for his interview on 30/6/98 and was appointed on 10/8/98 (as advised by Mr Singh). As we have said from the start we did not involve ourselves in the hiring or firing of staff, in this issue this trainers position was initiated by ATSIC (refer document 16/1) and ATSIC were responsible for the interview and hiring of the trainer. PARAGRAPH 4 CONCERNS ARISING REGARDING OVEREXPENDITURE BY NHRC. The Independent Auditors in their 97/98 audit report did not mention any breaches refer document 17/1 and 17/2. and ATSIC on 1/4/98 revealed financial processes are in place and inspection of financial records shows no indication of breaches of accounting requirements. (refer document 18/1). Once again I am lost at the comments made by Mr Stirling which are all inaccurate.Once again I refer to Walter Turnbulls comments (Refer document 19/1 to 19/2), where no mention of major breaches were noted except for obtaining quotes for training (accounting and office procedures). As this training was ongoing throughout the year we did not see any reason to obtain quotes The ATSIC guidelines do indicate if a purchase of $2,000 or greater quotes are needed, in this instance as we were training them throughout the year the bill was only $1,500 per month. Based on this argument we did not ask for quotes.