Labor MP compares Premier to Sir Joh over Pisasale claims

RENEGADE Labor backbencher Jo-Ann Miller has ­likened the State ­Government to the corrupt Bjelke-Petersen era in Parliament, claiming the Premier and her deputy turned a blind eye to corruption allegations against former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale.

In an explosive speech during a debate about political donations, Mrs Miller - who was dumped as police minister in December 2015 - claimed she'd told Ms Palaszczuk and Deputy Premier Jackie Trad about corruption allegations against Cr Pisasale "on numerous occasions".

"The state secretary Evan Moorhead and the state president Dick Williams of the ALP also knew, as did many ALP branches in Ipswich, trade unions and loyal and honest ALP branch members," she said.

"I was the only MP, state or federal, to call out the alleged corruption in Ipswich."

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Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller says she was the only one to call out the former Ipswich Mayor regarding allegations of corruption.
Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller says she was the only one to call out the former Ipswich Mayor regarding allegations of corruption. Tim Marsden, News Corp Australia

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