Media release

Greg Dowling ousts Jenny Hill and Labor Party plot

Leader of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Greg Dowling, said serious questions needed to be asked about whether Queensland Labor had been involved in covering up Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill’s involvement in a collision that killed a motorcyclist in January.

“We understand that Mayor Jenny Hill met with the Queensland Premier a few days after the accident to discuss serious potential charges,’’ Mr Dowling said.

“The tragedy occurred in the middle of a local election and yet the matter took until now, some nine months later, to reach the courts.

“A normal person would have been summoned to appear or charged straight away. Why did this take so long?

“The system is wrong. Serious questions need to be asked as to whether the Premier has any involvement in this delay,” Mr Dowling said.

“Due to the seriousness of this matter, Jenny Hill should resign as Mayor immediately while the investigation continues.

“I am also calling on the Crime and Corruption Commission to look into this matter. Queenslanders need to know the truth,” Mr Dowling said.