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Corruption watchdog targets Palaszczuk Government's lobbying links

20th June 2022

Queensland’s corruption watchdog has opened a Pandora’s box into the dodgy, rotten dealings of the Palaszczuk Government.

In an extraordinary development for our state, the Crime and Corruption Commission has announced it is examining the relationship between the Palaszczuk Government and Labor lobbyists.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to work it out.

The Palaszczuk Government is dodgy and rotten and running out of lives.

It is clear the relationship between the Palaszczuk Government and lobbyists is getting murkier by the day, and Queenslanders rightly do not like it.

This goes to the heart of the Integrity Crisis which must be prized open.

Make no mistake, this is very serious.

The Opposition has repeatedly called for a Royal Commission into the Queensland Integrity Crisis.

The Palaszczuk Government is already embroiled in:

1/ a Royal Commission into the Crime and Corruption Commission,
2/ a Royal Commission into police handling of domestic violence victims,
3/ a Royal Commission into the forensics lab,
4/ an inquiry into the QBCC,
5/ the Coaldrake review into the culture of the public service,
6/ a review into the Public Records Act by a former judge,
7/ the CCC investigation into the laptop affair,
8/ former Deputy Premier Jackie Trad attempting to suppress CCC reports in the courts
9/ the Star inquiry

Now the CCC is upping the ante on dodgy lobbying dealings.

The Queensland Integrity Crisis has exposed the Palaszczuk Government.

This matters to every Queenslander because instead of fixing the Queensland Health Crisis or the Housing Crisis or the Youth Crime Crisis or the Cost of Living Crisis, this government is focused on helping its mates.

Is it any wonder Queenslanders can’t trust this government?

Queenslanders deserve so much better.