Premier of Queensland responds to public service integrity report

Queensland Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek is expected to face a series of questions when she speaks to the media two days after the honesty review is published.

Professor Peter Coldlake’s groundbreaking report, delivered late Tuesday, points out the tolerance of bullying within the state’s public services and resistance to deviations from recognized public government policies. Did.

Palaszczuk has issued a statement promising to adopt all 14 recommendations in the review within hours of its release, but it still needs to be addressed directly.

Faced with her call to do so on Wednesday, she sent a second statement explaining that she had two hours of dental treatment that she couldn’t be late for.

“I work in the office, but unfortunately it means I can’t have a media meeting this afternoon,” said Premier.

“I will be able to contact the media on Thursday at 9am.”

Attorney General Shannon Fentiman admitted on Wednesday that he knew that civil servant bullying complaints had been made “occasionally.”

However, the scope of Professor Coldlake’s findings was surprising to her.

“Like any other review … you learn things, and we said it was unacceptable,” she said.

“Queenslanders can gain credibility because the Prime Minister acted so quickly and powerfully to accept these recommendations.”

The report also called for control of lobbyist access and influence, including an explicit ban on “double hatred” of professional lobbyists during the campaign.

Opponents of the free state upheld the report’s recommendations, and leader David Krisafurli sought to link the issue of integrity directly to Parasek’s leaders.

“The prime minister must stand in front of the media today and show why she can lead the government from the turmoil she created,” he said.

Crisafulli said poor culture has a direct impact on the government’s ability to serve.

Katter’s Australian Party welcomed the release of the report, but said it would rarely resolve concerns, and Greens described the recommendation as Band-Aid’s solution to systematic interference with public services.

An initial statement by Prime Minister Parasek said she would not have asked Professor Coldlake to carry out a review if she had accepted the report and did not wish to reform.



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