Oct 10, 2012

Transfield snags extra $10m in pink batt contract cheques

Infrastructure firm Transfield Services, contracted to clean up the federal government's troubled pink batts program, has won a series of funding boosters from its contract.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Infrastructure conglomerate Transfield Services has shoehorned an extra $10 million from Australian taxpayers to complete safety inspections under the government’s ditched home insulation scheme.

Tender documents uploaded to the AusTender website this year reveal Transfield’s contracts have been bolstered twice from the original $26 million disclosed in April 2011 for a total additional bounty of $108 million.

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  1. potatoes

    Andrew please dont refer to the home insulation scheme as pink batts. Pink Batts is a brand. Everytime you refer to this poorly administed and consequently dangerous government policy in the context of “Pink Batts” you defame that product and its owners who have done nothing wrong. I dont know who owns Pink Batts but I do feel sorry for them every time I read an article like this that joins those dots. It was a home insulation scheme. Please.

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