QUESTIONS have been raised regarding exactly why Queensland’s Deputy Premier waited two years to raise corruption allegations against Clive Palmer.
Jeff Seeney has referred the Gold Coast mining boss and federal MP to the Crime & Misconduct Commission over claims of dodgy approaches to buy political support.
The Deputy Premier said police and the CMC were not told about the allegations at the time, but Premier Campbell Newman was.
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Labor also raised concerns about whether the state government is holding other “secret” meetings behind closed doors.
Mr Palmer also hit-back at last night’s TV interview with the Sunday Night program.
He claims he was misrepresented by veteran journalist Mike Willesee.
Channel Seven showed the Palmer United Party leader’s lifestyle – including his private jet, dinosaur theme park and his vintage cars.
But the wealthy local said Willesee was on a political mission.
It is claimed that conversations between Mr Palmer and his Senators-Elect were recorded and aired. Conversations those involved thought were private and which reportedly show the powerful politician coaching his protégés.