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The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has finalised its assessment of allegations of corrupt conduct relating to the Member for Keppel, Brittany Lauga MP, and determined it will not commence an investigation.

The CCC received two complaints alleging the Member for Keppel engaged in corrupt conduct by disclosing personal and confidential information to the media about a nurse who was assisting Queensland Health contact trace a suspected case of COVID-19 in Central Queensland. The CCC determined the complaints and alleged conduct were within the CCC’s jurisdiction and therefore commenced an assessment.

Following an assessment of the allegations and information provided in the complaint, and after reviewing information independently obtained by the CCC, the CCC has now determined there is insufficient evidence that a criminal offence has been committed by the Member for Keppel. Therefore, the CCC will take no further action in relation to her.

The CCC has referred an allegation relating to the alleged disclosure of confidential and personal information by an officer or officers employed by Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQHHS) to the CQHHS to deal with.

The CCC acknowledges the vital role contact tracers have as part of the response to COVID-19. Their work is keeping Queenslanders safe. However, it is an opportune time to remind public servants who are required to deal with confidential and personal information to only access it, and disclose it, for authorised reasons.  

The CCC is an independent agency combating major crime and reducing corruption for the benefit of the Queensland community.

ENDS

Last updated: 17 August 2020
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