Media Release

Palmer United Senator for Queensland and Leader of Palmer United in the Senate, Glenn Lazarus, today released information regarding the third of several public hearings to be held in 2015 for the Senate Inquiry into aspects of the Queensland Government Administration. Senator Lazarus is the Chairman of the Senate Inquiry and the spokesperson for the Inquiry Committee.

“Despite the change of Government in Queensland, the Senate Inquiry is still moving forward and will continue to deal with hundreds of submissions which have been received from people and organizations across Queensland,” Senator Glenn Lazarus said.

“The Senate Inquiry is giving Queenslanders a voice and the opportunity to have their issues heard under Parliamentary Privilege.

“It is imperative that every submission is considered and people are heard.

“Many submissions allege corruption and poor and questionable decision making by the Newman Government, which has hurt everyday Queenslanders.

“These issues need to be ventilated so they can be addressed.

“It is more important than ever, now the Newman Government has been voted out, that the new Labor Government is made aware of these issues so they can be fixed.

“The issues being uncovered by the Senate Inquiry are shedding light on the questionable actions of the Newman Government and will assist the incoming Government to put in place measures to prevent these types of issues ever happening again.

“To date, a number of public hearings have already been held. Further hearings have been scheduled for 2015 including a public hearing in Toowoomba.

“The Inquiry forums are public forums and members of the community are able to attend.

“Members of the community and organizations who have lodged submissions as well as others who have expressed a desire to raise issues at public hearings have been invited to participate in the public hearing on Thursday.

“Thursday’s hearing in Toowoomba will cover environmental, human rights and legal issues and issues surrounding Queensland Government decision making in relation to major projects.

“I strongly urge all media to attend to cover the hearing also.

“Further information regarding the Senate Inquiry can be found at www.aph.gov.au/qga.”

HEARING DETAILS

Date: Thursday 19 February 2015
Time: 9am – 5.00pm
Location:
Tabletop Room, Picnic Point Toowoomba
164 Tourist Drive
Toowoomba, QLD 4350

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