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Simpson won't refer Flegg matter to ethics committee

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FORMER minister Bruce Flegg, forced to stand down after allegations he misled a parliamentary estimates committee, will avoid an ethics probe.

Queensland Parliamentary Speaker Fiona Simpson said on Thursday morning she was not convinced the Moggill MP knew his lobbyist register was incomplete or inaccurate when he tabled it to an estimates committee last month.

Ms Simpson said she would not refer the matter to the ethics committee for investigation.

Earlier this month, Dr Flegg resigned from his post as housing and public works minister due to claims he misled parliament about his lobbyist register and how many meetings he had with his lobbyist son.

The discrepancies came to light after Dr Flegg's sacked media adviser Graeme Hallett presented records of further meetings between Dr Flegg and his son, Jonathon Flegg, who worked for lobbyist firm Rowland.

Jonathon was subsequently suspended from his role at Rowland as a result of the claims.

Dr Flegg maintained the meeting absences on his lobbyist register was an administrative mishap.

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