Bundamba MP Jo-ann Miller has been referred to the ethics committee by the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee.
Bundamba MP Jo-ann Miller has been referred to the ethics committee by the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee. Bev Lacey

Qld Estimates hearing adjourned twice in one afternoon

UPDATE: Estimates has again been adjourned after LNP MP Tarnya Smith moved private deliberations from earlier on Thursday be made public.

The first adjournment followed Ms Smith's motion that the committee express no confidence in Ms Miller.

 

EARLIER: A Queensland Parliament estimates hearing was adjourned only 15 minutes after it began when the Opposition hit Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller with a torrent of questions about her accountability.

The first question from the Opposition to the Bundamba MP was when she would resign.

The minister has been caught up in controversy over her handling of confidential documents and calling a witness.

Ms Miller has been referred to the ethics committee by the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee.

Opposition police spokesman Jarrod Bleijie claimed Deputy Premier Jackie Trad had abandoned Ms Miller and the police union despised her.

The estimates chair warned Mr Bleijie to ask appropriate questions, but he continued the line of attack.

Mr Bleijie asked Ms Miller why Queenslanders should have confidence in her accountability, accusing her of avoiding scrutiny for her conduct.

- APN NEWSDESK


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