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You are here: Home Investigating corruption Past investigations CMC public hearings Alleged misuse of public money, and a former ministerial adviser
You are here: Home Investigating corruption Past investigations CMC public hearings Alleged misuse of public money, and a former ministerial adviser

Alleged misuse of public money, and a former ministerial adviser

Overview

On Monday 23 November 2009, the CMC conducted public hearings into allegations of official misconduct involving former ministerial adviser, Simon Tutt.

The CMC examined Mr Tutt’s role in the granting of $4.2 million by the Queensland Government to the Queensland Rugby Union, and the further payment of $200 000 out of those funds to the University of Queensland Rugby Academy. The alleged conduct took place in 2008 when Mr Tutt was a senior ministerial adviser to the Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Sport.

Following the investigation, comprehensive provisions are now in place to prevent inappropriate interactions between ministerial staff and public servants as outlined in the Ministerial and Other Office Holder Staff Act 2010 and employment contracts. The Ministerial Staff Code of Conduct has also been revised.

Related documents and links

Report

Investigation into the alleged misuse of public monies, and a former ministerial adviser (PDF, 1 MB)

Transcripts and exhibits

Transcripts and exhibits

Submissions

Submissions to the CMC review of Ministerial Office and Public Servant Interaction

Government response

Government response – August 2011 (PDF, 1 MB)

Media releases and statements

CMC hearing to investigate alleged misuse of public money

Report into investigation of former ministerial adviser

Related links

Ministerial and Other Office Holder Staff Act 2010 and Premier’s Communiqué

Last updated: 25 March 2013

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