CCC bud­get slashed

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

IT’S greatly con­cern­ing that the Crime and Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (CCC) bud­get for the next year has been cut by An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk.

This is de­spite the fact that the CCC asked for more money – that re­quest was re­jected by La­bor.

Stood-aside En­ergy Min­is­ter Mark Bai­ley is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated over a sus­pi­cion of cor­rupt con­duct.

We have seen sev­eral other re­cent probes or re­views about lo­cal gov­ern­ment cor­rup­tion.

La­bor’s own mem­bers have raised sig­nif­i­cant al­le­ga­tions of cor­rupt con­duct not be­ing dealt with by those in power.

Given the sig­nif­i­cant threat of or­gan­ised crime and ma­jor crime ac­tiv­i­ties, you would think that this is the time to in­crease the bud­get of our in­de­pen­dent ma­jor crime and cor­rup­tion fight­ing body – not cut it as we have seen from La­bor.

An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk promised ac­count­abil­ity. We have seen any­thing but.

La­bor changed the vot­ing sys­tem, giv­ing only 18 min­utes no­tice and with­out con­sult­ing Queens­lan­ders in a bid to rig the next state elec­tion.

Re­port af­ter re­port has been cov­ered up in le­gal red tape so that Queens­lan­ders can’t be told the truth.

When it comes to La­bor, you can’t trust them be­cause they’ll say and do any­thing to get elected.

- Ian Walker, LNP Shadow At­tor­ney-Gen­eral

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