Pollies united in condemning Nuttall
CORRUPT politician Gordon Nuttall “got everything he deserved”, according to a senior Labor minister.
The release from prison of the 62year- old, who was a minister under the Beattie government, sparked a flurry of commentary from both sides of the political divide to condemn his actions.
Health Minister Cameron Dick, who appealed Nuttall’s second corruption sentence in 2011 when he was At- torney- General, said former MP breached Queensland.
“As far as I’m concerned I’m glad the book was thrown at Gordon Nuttall,” Mr Dick said.
“He used public office to line his own pockets. Gordon Nuttall got absolutely everything he deserved.”
Former premier Peter Beattie said it would be inappropriate for him to comment.
Education Minister Kate Jones said the the crooked trust of there had already been a lot of commentary about Nuttall.
“This is a gentlemen who has served his time, he has been released and he deserves to have his freedom,” she said.
Deputy Opposition Leader JohnPaul Langbroek said it would take the political system a long time to recover from Nuttall’s actions.
“I do think it’s appropriate that he’s served his time and he should be able to now get on with his life and his family,” Mr Langbroek said.
OUT: Gordon Nuttall yesterday.