Jo-Ann Miller
Jo-Ann Miller Claudia Baxter

Jo-Ann out for revenge

DISGRACED Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller's decision to refer a fellow MP to police shows she continues to blame others for her very public fall from grace.

Insiders have told the Queensland Times Ms Miller's decision was vicious and based on nothing but retribution.

They say the former police minister had become a "pariah" among her parliamentary colleagues and the decision would come back to haunt her.

Ms Miller was contacted for comment but said she would not speak to the Queensland Times and hung up the phone.

Ms Miller referred Warrego MP Ann Leahy this week to police and asked she be investigated for allegedly providing false evidence and breaching secrecy provisions.

She used a law her own party removed to protect corrupt Labor MP Gordon Nuttall from prosecution.

The former LNP government restored the law which essentially made it a criminal offence to lie to parliament.

Ms Miller served as an assistant minister under Nuttall who was sentenced to a lengthy stint behind bars after being found guilty of corruption.

Ms Leahy was the whistle-blower who exposed the way Ms Miller handled more than 90 secret documents contained in a safe.

Ms Miller's subsequent cover up saw her referred to the ethics committee who found she had acted recklessly and her overall behaviour was not of the standard expected of a minister.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk sacked Ms Miller on December 3, 2015 from the police portfolio shortly after the report was handed down.

Ms Miller fell on her sword the following day and resigned from Cabinet after her position became untenable.

Speaker Peter Wellington admonished Ms Leahy in parliament this week after she was found guilty of misleading two parliamentary committees and disclosing confidential committee details over her handling of the affair.

It was the first time since 1999 a state MP had been admonished.



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