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Former Queensland premier Peter Beattie says claims that developers need to hire lobbyists to do business with the State Government are “bullshit”. Former Victorian of the Year and property developer David Marriner says the Government destroyed his plans to build an international airport because he refused to “play the game” by using lobbyists and attending fundraising functions. Mr Marriner also claims he was pressured to employ disgraced ex-minister Merri Rose during a paid dinner with a senior official from Mr Beattie’s office. Read more here

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