Reports LNP leader Deb Frecklington referred to election watchdog

Opposition leader Deb Frecklington has reportedly been referred to the election watchdog.

It’s understood the LNP leader has been referred to the state watchdog by her own party, over allegations she may have breached Queensland electoral laws surrounding political donations.

According to the ABC, Ms Frecklington attended a number of dinner parties and events with property developers.


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Several of those who attended the events then allegedly made donations to the LNP totalling almost $150,000

A spokesperson for the opposition leader told the ABC the party did not breach any laws.

“Anyone who donates to the party must complete a declaration that they are not a prohibited donor,” the spokesman said.

“There is transparency about who has donated and who hasn’t donated.”

In a statement this morning, the LNP denied it had referred Ms Frecklington to the Electoral Commission.

Instead, they confirmed that the party regularly communicates with the Electoral Commission of Queensland to ensure they comply with the Act.

It comes just weeks before Queenslanders head to the polls for the State Election on October 31.

Ms Frecklington is expected to hit the campaign trail in Queensland again today, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison by her side.