Weatherill Labor Government must review Hansen’s contract

The Weatherill Labor Government must review former Renewal SA Chief Executive Fred Hansen’s contract following ICAC Commissioner Lander’s findings into the Gillman land sale.

Mr Hansen left Renewal SA before his contract was due to expire and received a payout of almost $385,000.  

In his ICAC Report into the Gillman land sale, Commissioner Lander found:  “…that Mr Hansen engaged in conduct that constitutes maladministration in public administration in that his conduct resulted in substantial mismanagement of public resources and secondly he engaged in conduct that involved mismanagement in or in relation to the performance of official functions.”  

“In light of Commissioner Lander’s findings, Mr Hansen’s contract must be reviewed to determine whether or not there were certain criteria in his contract that he had to meet to receive a payout,” said Shadow Minister for Housing and Urban Development Vickie Chapman.  

“Presumably Mr Hansen received his taxpayer funded payout on the grounds that he had discharged his duties at Renewal SA to a satisfactory standard.  

“Mr Lander’s report highlights Mr Hansen’s conduct specifically in relation to maladministration in the Gillman land deal, the biggest land sale the state government has ever entered into.  

“The Weatherill Labor Government must ensure that Mr Hansen remains accountable for his actions and handling of the Gillman land deal.”