Former Minister for Nothing jumps sinking IT ship

20 Apr 2010 10:10 AMJann StuckeyNews

20 April 2010Former Queensland Minister for Nothing Chris Cummins has decided to jump Robert Schwarten’s sinking IT ship and park himself for yet another tilt at political office.Shadow Minister for Public Works Jann Stuckey said the man who had achieved a rare notoriety as the minister without responsibility would be a great loss to the disaster-prone office of Public Works and Information...

Schwarten blind to contract failures

15 Apr 2010 10:18 AMJann StuckeyNews

15 April 2010Documents tabled by the Health Minister show IBM has been in breach of its contract to deliver the new Queensland Health payroll system since August 2008, the LNP said today.Shadow Minister for Public Works and Information and Communication Technology Jann Stuckey said it was clear Minister Schwarten did not comprehend the scale of the Queensland Health payroll disaster.“Minister...

Memorable quotes from history…and Schwarto

14 Apr 2010 10:21 AMJann Stuckey

14 April 2010“’Tis but a scratch, I’ve had worse.”The Black Knight on losing his left arm, Monty Python and The Holy Grail“I triple guarantee you; there are no American soldiers in Baghdad.”Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, Iraqi Information Minister, Baghdad, 7 April 2003.“Nothing that has come to light has suggested a break down in the system.”‘Hollywood Bob’ Schwarten, Minister for Public Works and...

Minister ignored payroll program faults

13 Apr 2010 10:23 AMJann StuckeyNews

13 April 2010The Minister for Public Works has finally admitted the problems with the rollout of the Queensland Health payroll system was the fault of his government.LNP Shadow Minister for Public Works and Information and Communication Technology Jann Stuckey said despite acknowledging the problems the Minister still refused to tell Parliament why he failed to seek the assistance of software...

Dangerous Currumbin Bar Needs Urgent Attention

9 Apr 2010 10:35 AMJann StuckeyElectorate

9th April 2010Jann Stuckey, MP, Member for Currumbin today called on the Bligh Government to end its campaign of neglect towards the badly silted Currumbin Bar.“Reports from the Currumbin Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) have revealed that the sand build up in the bar is the worst it has ever been, with the VMR boat itself unable to cross at low tide,” Ms Stuckey said.A call-out in March saw the...

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