Heavily censored Right to Information documents released in parliament this morning reveal the chairman of the committee overseeing the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment taskforce has been paid $2200 a day.
Former Department of Health and Human Services secretary John Ramsay has been taking in a fee of $2200 a day, and other task force members have been paid almost $3000.
Opposition Leader Bryan Green asked Health Minister Michael Ferguson how he could justify the huge consultancy fees.
Mr Ferguson said the taskforce had made a ''sterling job'' and $2 million is savings had already been identified.
Mr Ferguson announced in May that he would delay the troubled $365 million redevelopment by six months, during which time the taskforce would review the project.
The government refused to take responsibility for the blacked-out pages of the RTI document, with Mr Ferguson telling parliament it was independently prepared.
It was also revealed that Mr Ferguson has paid back his $776 taxi ride from Launceston to Hobart return.
Labor last week released an RTI document that showed Mr Ferguson made the trip in April to attend a press conference when a ministerial driver was unavailable.
The taxi ride was heavily critisized by unions.