LNP accuses the State Government of unethical data mining

The State Government has hit back at accusations that they’re masquerading a government survey as a party driven poll to mine the data of unaware constituents.

Concerns were raised by Member for Burleigh Michael Hart who told MyGC the Labor MPs were tricking their constituents into the survey that gives their personal information straight to the party.

“The Government has developed a website where you can go and give your feedback on rental reforms,” he said.


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“The problem is Labor members are putting a link to the survey on their Facebook that goes directly to the Labor party and not to the government.”

Mr Hart wouldn’t say whether he’d spoken to any privacy experts or lawyers about potential ethical problems but said: “he’ll take it further over the next few days.”

However, Labor MP Meaghan Scanlon says there’s a clear difference between the Government-run survey and the Labor party run poll.

“There’s an option to go through the government website, I understand 30,000 submissions have already been made through that process,” she said.

“As State members of parliament we want to hear from our community, I want to know what the stories are from our electorate.

“The website is very clear, my website is very clear that its MeaghanScanlon.com.au.”

If you’d like to have your say on the Government survey, click here.

After stints with the ABC and AAP, Mitchell joined 1029 Hot Tomato in 2017. He’ll be out and about bringing you the news that matters on the Coast.

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