'Handley payout about doing the right thing'

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Friday, 14 September 2018, 12:09p.m.

Megan Woods says a $100 thousand compensation payout is about doing the right thing by Derek Handley.

The new Government Digital Services Minister is pressing pause on appointing a Chief Technology Officer despite Derek Handley already being offered the role.

His appointment has been shrouded in controversy, after former minister Clare Curran failed to disclose a meeting she had with him.

Megan Woods says although Derek Handley hadn't signed a contract the Government needs to honour its commitments.

Derek Handley has said in a Linkedin post that he and his family will donate the compensation "proceeds" to a tech creativity fund.

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