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: