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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Media Release

Referral to Privileges Committee

Will Hodgman, Premier

The Government supports the referral of Adam Brooks to the Privileges Committee of the Parliament.

The Privileges Committee is the appropriate body to consider whether the findings of the Integrity Commission Report constitute a breach of privileges or the Standing Orders of the House.

As I said yesterday following the tabling of the Integrity Commission report, these are serious matters and they have led to Mr Brooks losing his Cabinet position, not being considered for Cabinet since, and not being considered for Cabinet in the foreseeable future. He has also lost the position of Government Whip and Deputy Chair of Committees, and the Government is also supporting the referral to the Privileges Committee.

I’ve been clear in saying that Mr Brooks’ actions were very disappointing and fell short of my expectations, and he has paid a heavy price for his conduct.

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Pete Godfrey

    November 29, 2018 at 10:32 am

    At least Steve Kons had the decency to do the right thing and resign when he was caught out lying to parliament.

    I wonder if the dishonorable member has dumped large donations into the party coffers.

  2. Chris

    November 29, 2018 at 6:47 am

    I suppose the Brook could decide, after Parliament rises, (which is convenient for Will) to resign, and Erica can then ticket wrangle the next favoured LNP/IPA candidate who in their own right might be Ministerial material .. mindful that minions must muster to Erica’s mud raking “get above the line” as his last effort saw him get less votes than Liza Singh below the line, even though he relegated Chainsaw to a lower position.

    We all know that every Liberal is beholden!

  3. Rob Halton

    November 28, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Delaying what should the inevitable is a well known political tactic, look what happened to Bryan Green ” guilty not not guilty”, leaving Labor as a poor setter of example but he got away with it at the time and ended up as Premier.

    In the current political climate in “Australia” that would never be tolerated.

    Retention of Brooks for much longer by the Liberals sends the worst message for government, Brooks should do the honorable thing now and resign from Parliment same as Kons did when he lied to Parliament, in fact if I remember correctly, Kons tendered his resignation almost immediately which was the right thing to do.

    The State parliament is already in trouble with Ministery responsibility overload, Hickey has already told them that and made the issue public!
    Brooks exiting asap Joan Rylah being sworn in then a brief lesson in learning the ropes and given a Ministery to keep the Liberals from falling completely on their face during this term of government as it is a possible reality unless swift action is taken by Hodgman to get rid of Brooks.

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