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LNP moves to sack dodgy Jackie Trad from Cabinet

19th September 2019

The LNP has tried to use the power of Parliament to pressure Annastacia Palaszczuk to do what she should have done two months ago – sack Jackie Trad.

LNP Deputy Leader Tim Mander moved a motion for the Queensland Parliament to express no confidence in the Labor Treasurer following a series of integrity failures over her Woolloongabba investment house purchase.

“Jackie Trad clearly broke the Cabinet Handbook and the Ministerial Handbook and is not fit to be the Treasurer of this state,” Mr Mander said.

“These rules exist to prevent corruption – but they’re optional according to Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk should have sacked Jackie Trad long ago, but she is the weakest Premier in living memory.

“It’s now unrealistic to expect even the bare minimum from Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“Jackie Trad holds the purse strings to Queensland’s treasury and her decisions are unbecoming for someone in such high public office.

“Queensland cannot trust Jackie Trad, who has shown she doesn’t know right from wrong.

“The LNP’s motion called on Annastacia Palaszczuk to immediately sack Jackie Trad from Cabinet.

“Every Labor Member of Parliament and the Greens MP voted to keep dodgy Jackie in the job, which shows integrity means nothing to Annastacia Palaszczuk’s government.”

LNP Deputy Leader Tim Mander’s Private Member’s Motion:

This House:

  1. Notes the Deputy Premier failed to disclose on the Member’s Register of Interests the purchase an investment property pursuant to section 69B of the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001 and the Standing Orders of this House;
  2. Notes the Crime and Corruption Commission’s finding that the Deputy Premier did not declare any actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest when participating in the Cabinet Budget Review Committee decisions concerning Cross River Rail and the Inner-City South State Secondary College;
  3. Notes the Crime and Corruption Commission finding, “The statement of interest issue and conflicts of interest issue are matters for the Parliament;”
  4. Notes the Fitzgerald Inquiry reported: “The financial interests of any Parliamentarian or person in authority are of public significance. Such interests can result in conflicts between public duty and private interest…The significance, power and influence of high public office requires that accountability mechanisms be effective;”
  5. Resolves that the Deputy Premier’s conduct has fallen short of the ethical standard expected by Queenslanders of any person holding high public office;
  6. Expresses no confidence in the Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships; and
  7. Calls on the Premier to immediately sack the Member for South Brisbane from Cabinet.