4BC Drive: Yesterday, State Minister for Housing and Public Works Bruce Flegg sacked his senior media advisor, Graeme Hallett, his second senior staffer within a week.
Hallett now claims Flegg is unfit to be a Minister, he joins Gary Hardgrave with more.
Flegg survives 'unfit for office' claims
Internal conflicts within the Queensland Liberal National Party (LNP) have led to a mutiny against Housing Minister Bruce Flegg, with his former media adviser going public with claims he is unfit for office.
But the minister has survived.
A day after being sacked by Dr Flegg, Graeme Hallett revealed documents on Tuesday which he claims show the minister failed to disclose over 30 dealings his office had with his son Jonathon Flegg, a lobbyist for communications business advisory firm Rowland.
Mr Hallett said the lobbyist register, which Dr Flegg tabled in parliament last month, listed only two points of contact and was "grossly inaccurate and misleading".
Mr Hallett said he and the government's media chief Lee Anderson also lied to the media a fortnight ago, when they said that Dr Flegg had banned all contact with his lobbyist son.
Mr Anderson denied the claim.
Other allegations included that Dr Flegg did not note on the lobbyist register that LNP federal candidate Mal Brough had lobbied the government on October 12 on behalf of a property developer hoping to win a contract to build homes in indigenous communities.
Dr Flegg had also allegedly worked at his medical practice on several occasions but logged in his diary that he was working in his electorate.
But Dr Flegg said Mr Hallett had not produced a shred of credible evidence and challenged him to take the allegations to the proper authorities.
"The fact that he went to a media conference, not to the CMC (Crime and Misconduct Commission), not to the integrity commissioner, not to the speaker of the parliament, not to the Queensland police, shows quite clearly that this is a vengeful, bitter ex-staffer who wanted to take revenge and harm his former employer," he told parliament.
Dr Flegg said the majority of the emails from his son were personal but conceded that "a number may have been communications that ought to have been recorded on the lobbyist register".
Jonathon Flegg's employer, lobbying firm Rowland, revealed on Tuesday it had suspended him and launched an inquiry.
Dr Flegg also sacked his chief of staff, Fraser Stephen, last Thursday.
He said both Mr Stephen and Mr Hallett were dismissed because they did not follow the correct procedures to authorise a Right To Information (RTI) request after it was discovered a political staffer had approved a request, which should have been authorised independently.
Premier Campbell Newman said not all contact between the father and son had to be registered.
"If the minister's son is ringing up to say, 'What time are you home tonight, Dad?' or 'Would you like to get a pizza?' ... then guess what? That doesn't have to be recorded," he told parliament.
Opposition leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on Mr Newman to ask for Dr Flegg's resignation or sack him.
"Once again we have the daily soap opera of the LNP," she told reporters.
"It's a pack of cards that just keeps falling apart. Day by day we are seeing this circus that is the Newman government."