From the witness statement of David Millward to Victoria's Hotel Quarantine Inquiry
Here's The Age's report about Unified Security's licence expiration:
At 11.33PM on Friday 27 March, the Victorian Government's Executive Director of Employment Inclusion wrote to Unified Security's majority owner to effectively ask if he wanted what turned out to be a $30M contract.
There were a few problems, like the fact that none of Unified's officers held a security licence in Victoria.
But that was no problem for Victoria's Department of Inclusion.
A flurry of text messages followed.
And that was that.
It was good to know that the unlicensed security company had "the capability at the moment for any requirements".
They could invade China. Fix world hunger.
You name the requirements, they have the capability at the moment.
By the end of the week, Victoria's Principal Policy Officer, Inclusion Employment had set out 'the requirements' in a one page email.
The boys all agreed that it looked great, so the one page email was then made into a Schedule to a $30M contract.
Unsurprisingly, David didn't have any issues or queries.
Who would with an offer like that!
So if you were wondering how to go from being
- an operator with no licensed bosses,
- an unaccredited, and
- non-registered security service provider to the Victorian Government
- Cracking a $30M instant contract!
This is how it's done!!!!!
Why aren't we all rich?