18/11/2021 - 14:14

Quigley's son sues state over PPE deal

18/11/2021 - 14:14

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Big Start Capital, headed by the son of Attorney General John Quigley, is suing the state government for damages for allegedly breaching a personal protective equipment supply deal.

Quigley's son sues state over PPE deal
According to a Supreme Court writ, Big Start Capital claims the state government engaged in ‘misleading conduct’ as part of a deal it held for the sourcing and delivery of PPE.

Big Start Capital, headed by the son of Attorney General John Quigley, is suing the state government for damages for allegedly breaching a personal protective equipment supply deal.

According to a writ lodged in the Supreme Court this week, Big Start Capital claims the state engaged in ‘misleading conduct’ as part of a deal it held between March and August 2020 for the sourcing and delivery of PPE.

The state government, Department of Health chief David Russell-Weisz, and Health Support Services are all named as defendants to the court action by Big Start Capital, which is led by Jack Quigley.

Big Start claims the three parties engaged in negligent misrepresentation and conduct likely to mislead in contravention of Australian Consumer Laws.

The company is now pushing for damages, compensation and costs associated with the legal action.

Big Start secured a large supply of face masks for Western Australia’s frontline workers in April last year, amid a severe shortage driven by the surge in COVID-19 cases.

According to a statement released by Big Start last year, it made the delivery via a chartered cargo plane filled with surgical masks, respirator masks, shields and gloves from suppliers in Asia.

Mr Quigley is the director of Big Start Capital, an international asset brokerage linked to his company Crowdfundup.

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