Trad cleared by corruption watchdog over property purchase

The Crime and Corruption Commission has confirmed it won’t investigate Deputy Premier Jackie Trad over the controversial purchase of an investment property.

The watchdog had been assessing whether a full investigation should be launched after Ms Trad bought a property through a family trust at Woolloongabba.

The home is near the route of the Cross River Rail, a project she was in charge of.


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It was purchased in March, a week before the final route for the new rail line was announced.

She also failed to disclose the purchase to State Parliament in the required time frame but has maintained she did nothing wrong.

The State Opposition referred Ms Trad to the CCC before she eventually referred herself.

That self-referral was also dogged in controversy after she personally phoned CCC Chairman Alan MacSporran.

He later excused himself from the matter.

The CCC today announced there was no evidence of corrupt conduct and it would not conduct a full investigation.

Ms Trad is expected to step in as Acting Premier when Annastacia Palaszczuk heads to Europe tomorrow.

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