Unaware Queensland Health had covertly provided Ms Mason with my personnel file I thought Mr Beattie, who seemed concerned with the secrecy code detected within Queensland Health, should know about the unrestrained freedom of the Queensland Health administration, to remove filed documents from an investigation.
On 15 August 2005 I wrote a chain letter to the Premier, Mr P Beattie, the Deputy Premier, Ms A Bligh, and the Attorney-General, Ms L Lavarch:
“...for six years there has been, what can only possibly be collusion, not only between Queensland Health Administration, but also between other Government Agencies to concurrently ignore a paper trail of evidence; with the unified intention of guaranteeing a significant cover-up of that evidence which, to date, has never been addressed…The CMC investigation excluded…the tampering of evidence by the DON, the withholding of information by the Queensland Health Officers at the Conciliation Conference…the impunity which has so freely been given to Queensland Health for many years should concern you, especially in light of the current problems which have now surfaced.…It has deliberately been made very difficult for me to have the truth addressed…to find out who it actually was, who authorised the cover-up of evidence by Queensland Health, the ADCQ, the QLD Ombudsman and the CMC, and, why that authority was unchallenged.”
Devastatingly the Bundaberg inquiry collapsed and Mr Beattie said enough money had been spent, and the CMC should resume the inquiry.
This revelation was a bombshell to most Queenslanders; there was a public out-roar.
On a personal level alarm bell were ringing!
The CMC had demonstrated how relaxed it was about the ability of Queensland Health to obtain files and remove documents from an investigation, and I was deeply worried that patient files might be interfered with.
I was also afraid the CMC would refer the inquiry to Queensland Health, to self-investigate, and wrote a further chain letter to the Premier, Deputy Premier and Attorney-General: