Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

Palmer United Party senators have successfully moved for a Senate select committee to investigate the activities of Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, Queensland Senator and leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate Glenn Lazarus said today.

“Premier Newman has made many questionable decisions since he was elected and Queenslanders deserve an honest and consistent government and leader,” Mr Lazarus said.

“This inquiry will serve to investigate Premier Newman’s questionable tactics concerning the reformation and operation of the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Commission.

“Premier Newman has also sought to politicise the Queensland Police Service and bring the state’s judiciary and legal process under his control.”
Mr Lazarus said an investigation into Premier Newman was of particular importance to Queensland as, unlike every other state, Queensland’s parliament operates without a house of review.

“Queenslanders must be reassured that Premier Newman is performing his official duties appropriately,” he said.

“The people of Queensland deserve a government that is consistent, transparent and works for them, not one that keeps reneging on promises.
“This inquiry will put an end to the Premier’s abuses of power.”

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