Ann Leahy accused of contempt of Parliament

Member for Warrego, Ann Leahy, faces allegations of misleading Parliament.

Member for Warrego, Ann Leahy, faces allegations of misleading Parliament.

LNP Member for Warrego, Ann Leahy, faces Parliament this morning under serious charges of deliberately misleading the Parliament and could be sacked.

A report by the Parliamentary Ethics Committee found that Ms Leahy disclosed confidential information whilst serving on the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee (PCCC).

She also faces allegations of  misleading the committee.

The report has recommended Ms Leahy be formally admonished by the Parliament.

If the Parliament accepts the recommendations, Ms Leahy will also be dealt a six month ban from serving on any parliamentary committee.

Lawrence Springborg’s chief of staff, Jake Smith, is also implicated in the allegations for preparation of an improper email.

Penalties against Ms Leahy will be decided in Parliament today.