NO PROBLEM: Ann Leahy and her LNP colleagues have been cleared by the CCC.
NO PROBLEM: Ann Leahy and her LNP colleagues have been cleared by the CCC. Sam Flanagan

Leahy cleared as CCC throw out Katter's referral

THE Crime and Corruption Commission has dismissed Robbie Katter's referral of Warrego MP Ann Leahy along with LNP colleagues Deb Frecklington and Tim Mander.

The referral related to Ms Leahy asking the State Government to tear up their special deal with Katter's Australia Party, which Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk ended up doing.

In a statement released last Thursday, the CCC said they had 'considered the relevant records of parliamentary proceedings, associated media statements and media reports and also correspondence between the Premier and Robbie Katter'.

"The government has the right to allocate and withdraw the relevant staffing resources from the KAP,” the statement read.

"The CCC has concluded that there would be no reasonable prospect of a successful prosecution... The CCC is of the view that parliament is the appropriate entity to decide the propriety of its own proceedings.”

Ms Leahy said from the very beginning she thought it was ridiculous Mr Katter chose to attack members of the LNP.

"It's absolutely clear that Robbie Katter should apologise to the CCC for wasting their resources for a politically motivated referral of myself, Deb Frecklington and Tim Mander,” Miss Leahy said.

"He should be attacking the Premier... His attack on us clearly shows he's in a sweetheart deal with the Labor Party. It's pretty clear to us the Katter Party is just the northwest branch of the Labor Party.”


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