Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg.
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg.

Jo-Ann Miller survives no confidence motion

6:55PM Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller has survived a no confidence motion after independent MPs Billy Gordon and Peter Wellington sided with the government.

Of the three Labor MPs who spoke in Ms Miller's defence - only one was a fellow cabinet minister.

Minister for Agriculture Bill Byrne, Keppel MP Brittany Lauga and Ferny Grove MP Mark Furner all spoke about Ms Miller's hard work and dedication to her role.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Deputy Premier Jackie Trad  did not speak in Ms Miller's defence

In contrast LNP heavyweights - Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg , deputy leader John Paul Langbroek and Shadow police minister Jarrod Bleijie spoke out against Ms Miller's record as Police Minister. 

 

6:30PM Labor stands by Miller as no confidence motion starts

AGRICULTURE Minister Bill Byrne has accused the LNP of wasting the parliament's time with "personal attacks" instead of addressing the issues.

Mr Byrne said the LNP had "nothing left but to run person attacks" on politicians.

"Jo-Ann Miller, minister for police is a friend of mine, has been for a long time and will continue to be regardless of the inane efforts of those opposite," he said.

While three Labor MPs spoke in Ms Miller's defence - Mr Byrne was the only minister to speak. 

 

6PM: Springborg launches attack on 'embarrassing' Police Minister

Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg has dubbed Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller "the worst police minister in Australia".

The Queensland Parliament is tonight debating a no-confidence motion in Ms Miller which Mr Springborg introduced earlier in the day.

Mr Springborg said Ms Miller had "embarrassed" herself and the government and was not fit to be a minister.

"This minister is not capable and competent of holding such an important portfolio in Queensland," he said.

"We've had the police union saying she would be the worst police minister in Australia."

Labor is standing by Ms Miller, with Ferny Grove MP Mark Furner praising her work ethic and the declining crime rate in Queensland during her time as minister.

 

Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller
Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller Liam Kidston

3PM: LNP to move no confidence motion on Miller

THE Opposition will move a motion of no confidence in Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller.

Speaking in Queensland Parliament on Wednesday afternoon Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg gave notice to the parliament that a motion of no confidence in the Bundamba MP will be moved.

When the matter will be moved or debated is yet to be determined.

- APN NEWSDESK


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