Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (25.2.16) on Cairns MP Rob Pyne’s attempts to convince the Palaszczuk Government to initiate an inquiry into local government in Queensland.
‘Rob Pyne has vowed to be a thorn in the government’s side for as long as it takes to see an inquiry set up into local government in Queensland, referring to his ongoing crusade as as his “mission” and “the most selfless act I have taken in my life so far”.
‘The Labor Cairns MP tabled more documents on Thursday, in what has become an on-going event of defiance, with the government so far refusing to budge on its position that there is no need for an inquiry.
‘Mr Pyne, a former councillor, has tabled hundreds of pages of documents since he began speaking out on the issue in October last year.
‘The Department of Local Government, at deputy premier Jackie Trad’s behest, has examined Mr Pyne’s claims and determined there was nothing to substantiate the claims Mr Pyne was making.’