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Jackie Trad’s house scandal deepens

23rd July 2019

Jackie Trad’s integrity crisis has deepened again following revelations she contacted the head of the Crime and Corruption Commission after her massive conflict of interest was referred.

LNP Deputy Leader Tim Mander grilled Jackie Trad during Estimates on her purchase of a house near the Cross River Rail project, which she failed to declare.

“Personally phoning the head of the corruption watchdog proves Jackie Trad simply cannot be trusted to do the right thing,” Mr Mander said.

“LNP Leader Deb Frecklington referred Jackie Trad’s failure to declare her Woolloongabba property to the CCC on Thursday.

“Contacting the head of the corruption watchdog over the weekend, after a complaint had been made against her, is outrageous.

“It is deeply alarming Jackie Trad is putting in calls to investigators when she is the subject of the complaint.

“Jackie Trad should not be interfering with the investigation in any way.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk must show some leadership and immediately sack Jackie Trad.”

Mr Mander said the Treasurer also refused to answer questions about her purchase of the Woolloongabba property and why she failed to declare it.

“Queenslanders deserve to know if the Treasurer abused her position and used confidential government information for personal gain,” Mr Mander said.

“Today was an opportunity for Jackie Trad to come clean on what she knew and why she didn’t declare the property, and she failed.

“Jackie Trad is supposed to serve Queenslanders, but she only serves herself.

“Rules are rules and no one is above them – not even Jackie Trad.

“Jackie Trad’s mess is her own making. Buying the property and failing to declare it is a blatant breach of integrity rules.”