The public transcript of the 4th July 2011 Leg Co
inquiry into FT’s financial performance has now been posted on line.
In an answer in writing to a question on notice, it
was disclosed that the minimum operating cash flow surplus for FT is in the
order of $20 million, needed to fund necessary capital expenditure including
outstanding TCFA obligations.
In 2010 the operating cash flow was $12 million
negative. Bob refused to publicly disclose the cash flow deficit for 2011. He
would only do it in camera. It is likely to be of similar magnitude to 2010, a
far cry from what is needed. The impact of these revelations cannot be
overstated. FT is very close to insolvency.