Premier Palaszczuk referred to federal prosecutors over ASIO stuff up
RAY HADLEY EXCLUSIVE
The state Opposition will lodge a complaint with the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions after the Premier’s office published the name of an ASIO employee.
Deputy LNP leader Tim Mander joined Ray Hadley in the 4BC studios on Friday to make the exclusive announcement.
The name of the secret intelligence officer was published online as part of the regular release of Annastacia Palaszczuk’s official public diary.
A spokesman from the Premier’s office says the publication of the name was an “administrative error” and it has since been removed.
Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Mander tells Ray Hadley it’s “incredibly distressing and unacceptable”.
“It may not be directly Annastacia Palaszczuk’s fault but… it’s indicative of the turmoil the government is in at the moment.
“This compromises not only national security but the personal safety of that particular officer.
“I can announce on your program this morning that we’re going to lodge a complaint to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.
“We think it’s that serious. We think it needs a full investigation.”
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Ray also spoke about the ongoing controversy surrounding Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and asked Mr Mander whether he prefers life as an NRL referee or a politician.
“Well mate, I say they’re very similar,” the Deputy Opposition Leader responds.
“50 per cent of people hate my gates no matter what decision I make, in both professions.”