ICAC

Petition for immediate and urgent action

PETITION: Parliamentary select committee inquiry into Local Government in Queensland with the power to call for persons, papers and things.

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House the situation in Queensland is beyond the capacity and powers of the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) where currently less than 2% of corruption complaints are investigated. People have lost faith in the system and it is now urgent that Queensland establishes the long overdue Queensland Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to (a) immediately and urgently appoint a select committee to inquire into Local Government with the power to call for persons, papers and things; (b) the watchdog that is currently the CCC needs reforming/replacing with a proper Independent Commission Against Corruption to commence 1 January 2019 or 1 July 2019.

It is time for every Queenslander to expect a higher level of service. It is up to us to bring about a righteous Government.

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Click here to sign the online conforming petition:

Parliamentary select committee inquiry into Local Government in Queensland with the power to call for persons, papers and things

Please download, print and sign the paper petition. Ask your family, friends and neighbours to sign. You might like to go door-to-door in your community, especially for a very important issue such as the Integrity of our Government. Showing that we as affected residents; supporting the measure is a powerful statement. Takes approximately 15 minutes to knock on 10 doors.

Ask your local corner store or any small business to place one on their premise. If you have or attend a social gathering; ask guests to sign if they live in Qld.

Remember that soliciting signatures is a chance to educate people about this significant issue.

Click here to download paper petition: Select Committee inquiry into Local Govt – paper petition

Paper petitions must be returned to me no later than COB Wednesday 15 August 2018.

Jannean Dean: Politics, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Fraser Coast, QLD

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Reforms are necessary

PRESS RELEASE

The situation in Queensland (Qld) is beyond the capacity and powers of the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) where currently less than 2% of corruption complaints are investigated (Prof Tim Prenzler). People have lost faith in the system and it is now urgent that Queensland establishes the long overdue Qld Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

Reforms are necessary to the way complaints against people involved in local government and other public entities are handled. Qld’s Local Government Act (QLGA) sets up a state of affairs whereby complaints about mayors, councillors and officers are assessed by the council’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) before they are referred on to the CCC.

The same Act also sets up a process whereby the CCC refers complaints back to the councils in question for ‘preliminary assessment’ which is essentially putting the fox in charge of the hen house.

The present complaints framework surrounding Qld’s local and state politics suffers from a complete lack of meaningful scrutiny around political donations. No one actively investigates this, not the council themselves, not the CCC and not even the Electoral Commission Qld (ECQ) which actually handles the disclosure of political donations. The enormous void in handling and investigation of electoral complaints has been evidenced at the recent CCC Operation Belcarra Public Hearing.

Queensland has a real need for an appropriately empowered and resourced body which is solely focused on being the real watchdog of the political landscape from misconduct through to crime and corruption. Only the NSW ICAC model (pre 2016 amendments) achieves the level of deterrent, scrutiny and convictions that are acceptable to the public.

I stand alongside Rob Pyne MP and urgently call for a proper Qld ICAC and a Federal ICAC.

“There is no more neutrality in the world. You either have to be part of the solution, or you’re going to be part of the problem.” Eldridge Cleaver

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Media Release – ICAC

MEDIA RELEASE

The situation in Queensland (Qld) is beyond the capacity and powers of the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) where currently less than 2% of corruption complaints are investigated (Prof Tim Prenzler). People have lost faith in the system and it is now urgent that Queensland establishes the long overdue Qld Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

Reforms are necessary to the way complaints against people involved in local government and other public entities are handled. Qld’s Local Government Act (QLGA) sets up a state of affairs whereby complaints about mayors, councillors and officers are assessed by the council’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) before they are referred on to the CCC.
The same Act also sets up a process whereby the CCC refers complaints back to the councils in question for ‘preliminary assessment’ which is essentially putting the fox in charge of the hen house.

The present complaints framework surrounding Qld’s local and state politics suffers from a complete lack of meaningful scrutiny around political donations. No one actively investigates this, not the council themselves, not the CCC and not even the Electoral Commission Qld (ECQ) which actually handles the disclosure of political donations. The enormous void in handling and investigation of electoral complaints has been evidenced at the recent CCC Operation Belcarra Public Hearing.
Queensland has a real need for an appropriately empowered and resourced body which is solely focussed on being the real watchdog of the political landscape from misconduct through to crime and corruption. Only the NSW ICAC model (pre2016 amendments) achieves the level of deterrent, scrutiny and convictions that are acceptable to the public.

I stand alongside Rob Pyne MP and urgently call for a proper Qld ICAC and a Federal ICAC.

“There is no more neutrality in the world. You either have to be part of the solution, or you’re going to be part of the problem.” Eldridge Cleaver

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Click here to read media release supporting an ICAC from Qld Local Government Reform Alliance (QLGRA)

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