Health Minister denies he saw note banning IT upgrades in sitting weeks
Dr Wakefield apologised to Mr Miles the following day, with the minister saying all upgrades would happen as wanted and a Queensland Well being spokesperson describing the leaked e-mail as “clearly inappropriate”.
However inner correspondence from Queensland Well being executives additionally launched underneath RTI present weeks of detailed discussions across the timing of software program upgrades and how one can meet the requirement.
The draft temporary acknowledged “as requested by the minister and Director-Normal, eHealth Queensland is main a variety of initiatives to enhance communication protocols with ICT incidents and deliberate adjustments … previous to media consideration”.
“Adjustments that aren’t crucial to take care of companies are additionally being postponed to non-parliament sitting weeks”, the draft temporary stated.
The briefing notice was cleared by eHealth Queensland’s appearing chief expertise officer John Borchi on October 18, and verified by eHealth Queensland chief government Damian Inexperienced on October 21.
However in Parliament on Thursday, Mr Miles rejected questions from Opposition Chief Deb Frecklington about whether or not he had authorized the change, saying the claims had been “unfaithful” and he had by no means seen the briefing notice.
“A lot of paperwork get created however solely a few of them make their strategy to ministers,” he stated.
“There isn’t any proof that this doc ever made it anyplace close to my workplace, there isn’t any proof to assist the claims made by these reverse.”
Mr Miles stated a deliberate improve had taken place on Tuesday evening this week.
Opposition well being spokesperson Ros Bates stated that clarification proved the minister didn’t perceive the problem.
“The minister’s newest ‘canine ate my homework’ excuse, that the briefing notice was solely a draft and he by no means noticed it, utterly misses the purpose,” Ms Bates instructed Parliament.
“It doesn’t matter whether or not he noticed it or not – the purpose is that it refers to the truth that the minister directed the brand new communications protocol, the exact opposite of what he instructed Queenslanders on the 31st of October and the first of November final yr.”
On October 16, appearing senior director for the workplace of the Director-Normal, Renaie Tesch, had emailed eHealth Queensland, asking that “shifting ahead are you able to please make sure the crew present recommendation on deliberate outages not less than one week prior and never the time the outage is going on”.
“Can also you please work with the respective areas for the scheduling of deliberate outages and be sure that these don’t happen throughout sitting weeks,” she wrote.
It adopted an e-mail from eHealth Queensland informing the Director-Normal’s workplace deliberate outage was underneath method for 3 days and “given this can be a parliamentary week we needed you to have visibility ought to something come up”.
eHealth Queensland had additionally ready media responses in case of any points, that e-mail stated.
Inner correspondence additionally present that on October 30, hours after journalists first requested the Well being Division concerning the leaked e-mail, the division started tracing who had accessed the e-mail and who had forwarded it on.
The necessity to hint the e-mail was described as a “main concern” and an “pressing process” on October 31.
“The DG workplace wish to know who it went to at what time internally and externally to QH,” one e-mail stated.
Lucy is the city affairs reporter for the Brisbane Instances, with a particular curiosity in Brisbane Metropolis Council.
Stuart Layt covers well being, science and expertise for the Brisbane Instances. He was previously the Queensland political reporter for AAP.