Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller.
Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller. Claudia Baxter

Corruption watchdog won't investigate Miller

JO-ANN Miller has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing over a phone call that led to calls for her resignation.

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) on Thursday said it would not investigate the Bundamba MP and Police Minister over her phone call to friend Bruce McLean on the same day he reportedly made serious allegations against Ms Miller's fellow Labor MP Rick Williams.

Ms Miller told Parliament on June 4 she phoned Mr McLean, a constituent, to offer her support after his allegations.

But Shadow Minister for Police Jarrod Bleijie labelled the direct contact between the minister and a whistleblower as totally inappropriate and referred her actions to both the CCC and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart earlier this month.

He also called for her to formally apologise and either resign or be sacked from her position as police minister.

The CCC said it interviewed Mr McLean and found there were no criminal offences committed by Ms Miller as a result of the phone call.

It found the purpose of the call was as described by Ms Miller in her address to parliament.

As the CCC announced their decision, Ms Miller was in Townsville at an induction ceremony for new police officers.

 


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