TasPorts’s former Chief Operating Officer - regarded as one of the most effective executives at the organisation - was applauded for his “excellent” performance months before having his employment terminated.
Yet months after receiving a bonus payment for his performance, and then being terminated in September this year, this same executive has now been re-engaged by TasPorts as a consultant.
This does not pass the pub test and shows little care for the individual involved.
TasPorts organisational health is clearly at an all-time low, with neither the Chair or the CEO having seen the results of its most recent cultural survey.
During Government Business Enterprises scrutiny today, the CEO Anthony Donald freely shared that staff turnover for the organisation in the past 12 months was at 16 per cent.
This is a huge indication that TasPorts has a large cultural problem and little effort has been made to challenge this behaviour.
It is so bad that pilots have undertaken protected action through Fairwork Australia.
In the past 12 months, there have been 26 resignations, two terminations and a total of 47 separations.TasPorts has blamed this on the decision to relocate its financial arm to Launceston (nine separations) but obviously the issue goes much deeper.
Culture starts at the top.
The Minister for Infrastructure, Michael Ferguson, must ensure that a full cultural review of TasPorts operations is undertaken to understand why people continue to leave the organisation.
Shane Broad MP