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Statement from Fiona Simpson, Shadow Minister for Integrity in Government

27th September 2021

The LNP has formally asked the Speaker to refer Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to the Ethics Committee.

There is sufficient evidence the Premier has misled Parliament.

On the 2nd of September 2021, the Premier told Parliament, “Doherty Institute modelling predicts that even with 70% of the population vaccinated, 80 people will die each day from COVID once the outbreak reaches six months after it started. That is 2,240 who will die each month.”

The Premier was extensively briefed on the Doherty Institute modelling.

However, the reckless statement the Premier gave to Parliament does not reflect the modelling and has been staunchly refuted by experts.

The Ethics Committee should consider whether the Premier is in contempt of Parliament.