The revelation that Jackie Trad received an avalanche of corruption complaints about Labor-run Ipswich City Council proves Queensland Labor turns a blind eye to corruption in its own ranks, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said today.
A Right to Information document tabled in Parliament today confirmed the then Local Government Minister received 326 complaints about corruption at the Labor council between January 1 2015 and December 31 2017.
“It is beyond belief that the Palaszczuk Labor Government received 326 complaints about Ipswich City Council but apparently did nothing,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Labor talks about integrity but turns a blind eye to corruption in its own backyard.
“The Palaszczuk Government was warned hundreds of times about misconduct at Ipswich.
“Why did they fail to act? The people of Ipswich deserve to know the truth but they will never get it from this Government.
“The current Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe can’t guarantee all the complaints made to his predecessor have been passed onto the CCC.
“Labor has proven it won’t tackle corruption in its own ranks and Labor ministers can’t be trusted to clean up the system.”