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Commission of Inquiry into Local Government Procurements and Contracts

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Mr Gary Duffy
47 Blackall Street
East Ipswich Qld 4305

Total Signatures - 1150

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 9/01/2019

Closing Date: 9/04/2019

Tabled Date: 30/04/2019

Responded By: Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP on 24/05/2019

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland Citizens draws to the attention of the House that they want the Queensland Government to undertake a Commission of Inquiry into possible illegal activities and associated criminal activity involvement in Queensland Local Government procurements, contracts and development approvals.

The CCC's report into one Council found:

  • A culture of corruption, improper use of power and inappropriate relationships.
  • An unhealthy culture which resulted in corruption, bullying and graft.

Fitzgerald Inquiry resulted in six people being prosecuted. After CCC limited investigations in 2017 - 2018 relating to corruption in one Council, to date, four Business executives and a former CEO have pleaded guilty and many more charged.

The Commission of Inquiry should make a full and careful inquest of any matter or thing concerning criminal activity, neglect or violation of duty, or official misconduct or impropriety appertaining to certain named people and corporations in tabled documents by former MP Mr Rob Pyne, or if any other persons obtained or gave any benefit or favour regarding procurements, contracts or development approvals.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to call on the Government to exercise their power under the relevant Acts and in the public interest to call a Commission of Inquiry into corruption within Queensland Local Government procurements, contracts and development approvals.