Sue Neales, Philippa Duncan, The Mercury

THE political crisis surrounding the Tasmanian Compliance Corporation has deepened, with revelations the Auditor-General will investigate the political propriety of the statutory contract controversy. It is understood Auditor-General Mike Blake is looking into how and why the TCC was awarded its original monopoly to accredit the state’s 2500 builders early in 2004 by the Bacon Labor Government. He will also investigate the recent “extension of the TCC’s appointment”. In other developments yesterday, it was revealed the Lennon Government signed the $2.3 million deal to compensate the owners of the TCC just two days before announcing the March state election.

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