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Premier backs Qld MP’s committee removal

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Premier backs Qld MP’s committee removal

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the removal of Labor MP Les Walker from the transport and resources committee and as a short Speaker is correct punishment for every other pub altercation.

The Mundingburra MP turn into charged with assault and banned from Townsville’s safe night precinct for the second time this year after an altercation on July 30.

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He has since written to the premier about standing down from his roles and Ms Palaszczuk says the clerk of parliament will oversee when it takes opt up at parliament’s next sitting.

“The parliament’s meeting at the kill of this month so the parliament will in actuality build that into opt up from that date,” she talked about.

“The parliament has to provide it opt up is my working out.”

Earlier this month, the premier talked about she turn into “very dissatisfied” and “offended” with Mr Walker after being inquisitive about every other warfare incident in Townsville.

In a outdated altercation in January, he turn into knocked out at the Furious Cow Tavern after being hit for the length of a warfare with two males whereas celebrating his birthday.

Opposition MP Jarrod Bleijie says estimates imprint Mr Walker is aloof being paid his $24,000 committee wage, and he remains unpunished.

“After his Furious Cow incident in January, Les Walker promised the of us of Townsville he would no longer gain himself in distress, but here we’re as soon as more,” he talked about in a commentary.

“That will not be any longer about the alleged incident or the upcoming court docket case, this is set belief.

“Mr Walker has broken his promise to the of us of Townsville and could per chance per chance no longer be depended on to indicate them any further in Parliament.”

Police issued Mr Walker with a gape to appear for current assault and disorderly in a licenced premises and he’ll seem in Townsville Magistrates Court on August 16.

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Premier backs Qld MP’s committee removal