Keep an eye on your mates

Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt signed off on a $1.7 million contract for Indigenous health services to be run by a company with Liberal Party connections after being lobbied by former minister Michael Keenan.

The contract was to conduct Indigenous eye surgeries at double the market rate. The contract never went to tender and emerged from an unsolicited proposal.

The Perth company, called Redimed, offers pre-employment screenings, injury management and urgent care services but has never specialised in Indigenous comprehensive primary healthcare.

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