Trad to stand aside if Triple C probes property purchase

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad has agreed to stand aside if the Crime and Corruption Commission decides to fully investigate her purchase of a home near the Cross River Rail project.

The CCC is assessing the purchase of the property at Woolloongabba, which is not far from where a new railway station will be built as part of the plan. 

A decision about whether to investigate is expected to be made this week.


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Ms Trad insists she has done nothing wrong and has promised to sell the property for the same price.

She has also stood down from her role as head of the project.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she had spoken with her Deputy about the matter

“If the CCC does go down the path of an investigation, and we don’t know whether that is going to happen or not, of course, the deputy premier will stand down,” Ms Palaszczuk told reporters.

“That is the precedent that we have set in the past.

“I have spoken with her about that and of course she is more than happy to comply.”

It comes as a survey commissioned by the Opposition found 76 per cent of Queenslanders want Ms Trad to resign or be sacked.

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington says the promised to stand aside was too little too late.

“People are fed up with the premier’s lack of leadership on the integrity crisis,”Ms Frecklington said.

“Many people don’t believe Jackie Trad should be in her job – the premier needs to do her job show some leadership and sack Jackie Trad.”

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