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Four Labor no-shows thwart LNP effort to air Trad saga details

Labor members of a robust Queensland parliamentary committee have sabotaged an opposition try to debate an ongoing courtroom battle between former deputy premier Jackie Trad and the Crime and Corruption Fee.

After Tuesday’s common assembly of the watchdog’s oversight physique — the parliamentary crime and corruption committee — was postponed, not one of the 4 Labor authorities members appeared on the rescheduled time on Thursday morning.

Former deputy premier Jackie Trad campaigning in her seat of South Brisbane before the 2020 state election, which she ultimately lost to now Greens MP Amy MacMahon.

Former deputy premier Jackie Trad campaigning in her seat of South Brisbane earlier than the 2020 state election, which she in the end misplaced to now Greens MP Amy MacMahon.Credit score:Tertius Pickard

After suspending the assembly for quarter-hour to attend for Labor MPs Jonty Bush, Jennifer Howard, Don Brown and Jess Pugh, and nonetheless with no quorum, LNP committee chair Jon Krause was compelled to adjourn.

The general public agenda featured an merchandise regarding a query on discover from Could, which Labor MPs used their majority to block on the final public assembly.

“Look, it’s a rare transfer and reveals, clearly, the lengths that they may go to to keep away from disclosing data that clearly is embarrassing for the federal government,” Krause informed reporters exterior the deserted assembly.

“The CCC’s indicated on no account that this data must be saved from the general public. It was a query on discover, requested in public. It must be answered in public.

Queensland parliamentary crime and corruption committee chair, LNP MP Jon Krause.

Queensland parliamentary crime and corruption committee chair, LNP MP Jon Krause.Credit score:Matt Dennien

“I’m attempting to reinforce the committee course of and having data held up in committee, which authorities departments — or the CCC on this case — have clearly stated must be public, might be thought-about an abuse of course of and abuse of the federal government’s majority on committees.”

Bush, the member for Cooper, stated members had different appointments this morning and ”that was made identified final evening”.

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