Myer CEO Bernie Brookes says a planned refurbishment to the Sunshine Plaza store will be brought forward, despite his bleak assessment that trading conditions were the most difficult he's experienced in his 30 years in retail.
Myer CEO Bernie Brookes says a planned refurbishment to the Sunshine Plaza store will be brought forward, despite his bleak assessment that trading conditions were the most difficult he's experienced in his 30 years in retail.

War over Myer chief's NDIS comments reignites

MYER chairman Paul McClintock has demanded the Attorney-General review the Australian Human Rights Commission's conduct, igniting an extraordinary war of words over chief Bernie Brookes's comments on the national disability insurance scheme.

Mr McClintock says that AHRC president Gillian Triggs reneged on a promise to make a public statement distancing itself from its disability commissioner's criticism of Mr Brookes. The Myer chief in May questioned the funding of the NDIS through a rise in the Medicare levy.

Mr McClintock said the Myer board asked for the statement because Mr Brookes was being "attacked for his personal morality and commitment to community".

"It wasn't a criticism that Bernie was not a good retailer but that Bernie was not a good man, which is not true," Mr McClintock told The Australian Financial Review.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au
 


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