Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller to face ethics committee

UNDER-fire Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller has been referred to the ethics committee over her handling of confidential documents.

The Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee referred the Police Minister for failing to follow the previous PCCC's order about destroying certain documents.

Following the PCCC's private meeting on Monday, the committee sent a letter to Speaker Peter Wellington stating Ms Miller should also be referred for signing an incorrect statement relating to the destruction of documents tendered to the committee.

The committee said on first impression this appeared to be deliberately misleading.

Ms Miller had signed a statement that she followed procedure and destroyed documents she held in a safe while she was on the PCCC.

But when she returned the safe to the committee, some of those documents were inside.

The LNP members of the PCCC voted against referring Ms Miller because she would not be questioned by the committee.

Ms Miller's fellow Labor MPs voted in favour of the referral.

Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg accused Labor of forming a "protection racket" so Ms Miller would not have to answer questions during estimates.

During estimates, Mr Springborg repeatedly asked Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk if she had confidence in Ms Miller.

Ms Palaszczuk avoided directly answering the question.

- APN NEWSDESK


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