Queensland Chief Scientist Professor Suzanne Miller is also the CEO of the Queensland Museum.
Queensland Chief Scientist Professor Suzanne Miller is also the CEO of the Queensland Museum.

Qld chief scientist's alleged $45,000 fraud

QUEENSLAND'S chief scientist allegedly claimed she was on a visa that entitled her to a $45,000 private health insurance claim when she was ineligible.

Professor Suzanne Miller was stood aside yesterday on full pay but given 21 days to show cause after the state's corruption watchdog charged her with fraud over the claim.

Miller, who draws a salary of more than $400,000 a year in her dual roles as chief scientist and CEO of Queensland Museums and is recognised as a distinguished scientist, was charged by the Crime and Corruption Commission on Monday. Her office and home were raided by police.

She will reappear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on August 8. It is alleged she "dishonestly gained ... private health insurance" as a Queensland Museum employee between February 1, 2014, and July 24, 2017.

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