Crisafulli accuses Palaszczuk govt of ‘censoring’ budget criticism


The eventual accepted letter was solely launched on June 10, 11 days earlier than the finances was handed down, with many not reaching voters within the mail till after the state finances had been delivered.


The federal government of the day has managed the funding of opposition and minor events for a protracted time frame, and they’re topic to the identical transparency and accuracy measures as authorities departments.

Nonetheless, Mr Crisafulli identified that official communications from ministerial places of work was not topic to the Code.

“So there you will have it – the Premier’s division can censor the opposition, however ministerial officers aren’t subjected to the identical guidelines,” he stated.

“I’m calling on the Premier to finish this follow – relinquish management over the opposition and hand it again to the Parliament.”

The LNP have struck various blows to the Palaszczuk authorities on the topic on transparency and accountability in latest weeks, culminating in the discharge of a report by Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Fee which advised the danger of corruption had “intensified” contained in the state authorities, amid a surge in lobbying.

In response the premier banned sure people and teams from instantly lobbying her authorities, and promised to implement a spread of measures to make the federal government extra accountable.

Mr Crisafulli acknowledged the work on his staff in utilizing the difficulty to place political stress on Labor, and stated he believed the third-term authorities was lastly displaying indicators of vulnerability.

“I gained’t child you – sure there have been some good moments within the final 12 months, however we’re a great distance from successful authorities,” he stated.

“To paraphrase a legend [Winston Churchill] this isn’t the top of the Palaszczuk authorities, it’s not even the start of the top, however it’s, maybe, the top of the start.”

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