Jeff Seeney happy to meet corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald

QUEENSLAND Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney said he would be happy to meet 80s corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald who has been highly critical of the LNP government over the past six months.

Mr Fitzgerald took to the Courier-Mail again at the weekend to accuse the Government of abusing its power through the huge majority it holds.

He also weighed into debate surrounding the appointment of Tim Carmody to the position of Chief Justice, a decision which has not gone down well with sections of the legal fraternity.

Mr Seeney said on Monday he would happily meet Mr Fitzgerald to discuss any issues or concerns he may have.

"I have asked my staff to invite him to come in and have a meeting with me," he said.

"I would like to have an opportunity to explain to him the extent to which I share his concern that Queensland should not go back to the 1970s."

Mr Fitzgerald presided over the inquiry into police corruption during the late 80s which resulted in the deposition of then Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen, two by-elections, the jailing of three former ministers and a police commissioner.

The inquiry brought to an end the National Party's 32-year reign in government.


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