An ophthalmologists group has hit back at claims the organisation at the centre of an internal complaint in the office of the Indigenous affairs minister, Ken Wyatt , charged double the market rate for its services. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists said it was “extremely proud” to be associated with the Indigenous and Remote Eye Health Service (Iris), which was treating blinding eye disease among the most disadvantaged populations in Australia. Wyatt has also defended the $2.2m contract, which was awarded without a tender process to an organisation linked to the former Liberal candidate Bill Glasson. The contract became the subject of an internal complaint, according to Tuesday’s report in the Sydney Morning Herald . Ken Wyatt defends awarding of $2.2m contract to organisation linked to Liberal candidate Read more Dr Ashish Agar, vice-president of the ASO, said the organisation asked eye surgeons […]