Kevin Rudd’s wife Therese Rein started and built their $210 million company Ingeus (then known as Work Directions) on the back of government business in 1989. Therese Rein herself has stated her initial targeted customer when she set up the company was a Queensland government department.
Kevin Rudd, as Chief of Staff to the then Premier Wayne Goss, was in a position to influence the government to give Work Directions government business. Did he do that? As you will see in the video interview in this post a witness has come forward.
This is important because if the same situation arose today the Chief of Staff would be sacked and there would be at the very least a police investigation. Why no one has investigated at all to date is very disturbing and a failure of democracy given Kevin Rudd is the Prime Minister of Australia.
I went to Brisbane on Saturday the 10th of August and interviewed Des O’Neill who is a former Executive Member of the State Public Services Federation in Queensland. He was able to shed further light on how Kevin Rudd, Therese Rein and their company Ingeus (then known as Work Directions) was able to get its start to mega riches which now stands as an estimated $210 million.
Background to the video
This is a follow-up post to the last post which is more detailed and worth reading as it ties into the content of the video. (Click here to read the post) Broadly though, Therese Rein set up business helping injured workers with rehabilitation in July/August 1989 when Kevin Rudd was then the Chief of Staff to the Queensland Opposition Leader Wayne Goss.
A few months later on the 2nd December 1989 the Labor Party won the election and then Kevin Rudd was Chief of Staff to Queensland Premier Wayne Goss. In 1990 the Queensland government legislated the Workers Compensation Act 1990 which has provisions for the outsourcing of the rehabilitation of injured workers to companies such as Therese Rein’s.
The question is if Kevin Rudd used his power and position to help Work Directions get business from the state government and if so to what degree?
The below video interview was filmed outside Kevin Rudd’s electoral office in Brisbane. It is direct and to the point and goes for 2 1/2 minutes.
(Click anywhere on the video to watch)
I will continue to follow-up with this and have more leads. Hopefully others will start to come forward as well. When investigating something like this, which is going back over 20 years, it is a game piece by piece. But if I keep at it and with the help of others I am sure the true story will come out. And thank you to Des O’Neill for coming forward.
The main purpose of going to Brisbane was to interview Des O’Neill but I also recorded two other videos which are on the new KCA 2013 Federal Election page which is in the second menu bar above or click here to go to the page. Both are short and worth a watch.
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