March 8, 2021


Whatever it takes

Glass House MP accused of ‘misleading’ parliament

Three condition MPs could confront the Queensland Parliament’s Ethics Committee.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt has questioned the conduct of Glass Household MP Andrew Powell and the Attorney-General wants two LNP MPs investigated for “intentionally misleading” Parliament.

Mr Pitt explained he would create to Speaker Peter Wellington about Mr Powell above a “extremely critical allegation” and Yvette D’Ath wishes Ian Walker and Scott Emerson to confront the committee.

“In the course of his dilemma, the member lifted a pretty critical allegation that I’d failed to declare a donation of $5000,” Mr Pitt explained to Parliament.

“As the member should absolutely have identified, a reward would have been declared on the ALP’s donation return.”

Meanwhile, Ms D’Ath referred Mr Walker and Mr Emerson to the committee following fielding questions about a $10,000 CEPU Plumbing Division donation that was not declared in Ms D’Ath’s Redcliffe by-election return.

The donation was disclosed in an ALP return.

Ms D’Ath accused Mr Walker of “deliberately deceptive the Residence”.

She blasted Mr Emerson, the Indooroopilly MP, for staying “intentionally misleading” soon after the LNP member asked her: “I refer to the Attorney-General’s Redcliffe by-election declaration in which she declared she acquired $29,030 as a wage package deal from the AWU (Australian Workers Union). Presented the AWU has not declared this in its own return, can the Legal professional recommend what investigations are underway?”

“As the member ought to have known that there was no return yet uploaded for the AWU on the ECQ (Electoral Fee Queensland) site, he ought to have recognized that assertion was not true,” Ms D’Ath stated.