KAP Member for Mount Isa Rob Katter said he is pleased the controversy surrounding the nomination of a Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) Chair has ended following the announcement from Queensland’s Attorney General Yvette D’Ath today.
With the government now in place for months Mr Katter said he felt it was time the political game playing moved on for the sake of Queensland.
“For months now we have seen pages of our papers riddled with stories of stalemates and political battles because Member for Callide Jeff Seeney has refused to step aside and let the process continue,” Mr Katter said.
“The approval of a nominee for chair of the CCC will get everyone back to work, which is what Queenslanders expect of their elected representatives.”
“Now all involved can just get on with the job of running the state and holding the government to account,” he said.
In regards to the yet to be appointed Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee chair Mr Katter believes the voice of reason needs to come into play at some point.
“It was a shame Mr Seeney blocked any progress on the CCC matter because he was insisting he become parliamentary committee chair,” Mr Katter said.
“I think there would be some excellent LNP candidates for the position of chairperson however given Mr Seeney’s leadership role in the previous government and their handling of the last CCC chair, I feel his appointment would not be appropriate,” Mr Katter said.
“Hopefully this issue will be resolved quickly”.