Pol­lies united in con­demn­ing Nut­tall

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - MATTHEW KILLORAN

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.

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