Another 10 questions for Jacinta Allan to answer about the appointment of Jeroen Weimar

Liberal Party Victoria

Having admitted she spoke to the head of her department about the appointment of Jeroen Weimar to implement the Government’s housing statement, the Premier has more questions to answer.

  1. When did the Premier speak to the Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet Jeremi Moule about the appointment of Jeroen Weimar?
  2. Did she recommend to Mr Moule that Mr Weimar be appointed and what was her exact involvement in his hiring?
  3. What conversations did the Premier have with Mr Weimar about the position?
  4. Did she speak with Mr Weimar about the position after the Government announced its housing statement last September and before Mr Weimar gave evidence at the Commonwealth Games inquiry in October?
  5. Why, given Mr Weimar’s track record in public transport, health and the Commonwealth Games, was he appointed to a role in housing and no other candidates considered?
  6. Did Mr Weimar receive a redundancy package after the Commonwealth Games was cancelled?
  7. In her report on the politicisation of the public sector last December, Ombudsman Deborah Glass found “frequent side-stepping of merit-based recruitment”. Does the Premier agree the appointment of Mr Weimar is another example of this?
  8. The Ombudsman also found candidates were “often hand-picked without an open and advertised process”. Does the Premier agree the appointment lacked process and he was simply hand-picked?
  9. Given the Government has promised to build 800,000 new homes over the next 10 years, why is Mr Weimar’s appointment only for a period of six months?
  10. Does the Premier agree that Labor’s housing target is a con job?
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