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Reports are coming through from contacts in the Northern Territory that a review of SIHIP (Strategic Housing and Infrastructure Program)may be about to be released. The short version is that the document does not give the program a good report. Does this mean the Project Managers, Parsons Brinkerhoff, are regarding as not having a good report as well? It is to be hoped that the report (if the Minister releases it publicly) gives us reasons for the failure. The housing delivery model is through a series of "Alliances" a model favoured by Parsons Brinkerhoff. I just hope that it is not an opportunity for scapegoating by either the Federal or NT Governments. Parson Brinkerhoff has already taken its scalp.
From Koori Mail
Remote housing scheme struggling: report
'Lack of effective oversight' in Aboriginal housing
13 August 2014
Seems that Parsons Brinckerhoff has form in ripping off taxpayers money. Please see this report. Aren't these bastions of free enterprise and unfettered capitalism marvellous. If they are so marvellous, why do they need taxpayers money to keep themselves in the style to which they, clearly, have become accustomed. And what price our governments who are incapable of challenging these people and their tender information?