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Tony Fitzgerald on the Queensland Government’s abuse of power

The Guardian (29 June 2014) carried a statement by Tony Fitzgerald QC on the ongoing ‘Queensland saga’.  In response to repeated requests for comment Mr Fitzgerald released a short statement saying he did not expect voters to tolerate ‘destructive populism of an irresponsible government for long’ and wanted to regain his anonymity and privacy in retirement.  ‘The LNP’s first term in office has confirmed the critical importance of adequate checks and balances’ he said in the statement.  ‘The government has already flaunted its disdain for democracy and good governance by attacks on the judiciary and judicial independence, emasculation of the state’s anti-corruption commission and interference with the electoral system.’

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