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Chairman Wally Newman Statement


17 February 2020


Chairman Wally Newman has issued the following statement regarding recent media reports.

“Directors at CBH are expected to conduct themselves professionally and to maintain the highest possible standards in everything we do.

I acknowledge that I have not always maintained that standard in relation to the language that I have used on rare occasions in the past.

Several years ago, a former Board member complained about my use of inappropriate language.

CBH has strict protocols in relation to these matters and the complaint was fully investigated by an independent, third party investigator.

The Board received recommendations from the investigator which resulted in me voluntarily undertaking personal coaching.

I was made accountable for my actions and am fully aware of my responsibilities as a Director, which I take very seriously.

I also want to make it absolutely clear, at no time have I ever committed to not contesting this election as a Director.

No deal was done, and it has always been my intention to run in this election.

I will not be making any further comment on these matters.”