The corruption watchdog has assessed several emails involving Annastacia Palaszczuk’s private account, but their contents did not “excite”.
The corruption watchdog has assessed several emails involving Annastacia Palaszczuk’s private account, but their contents did not “excite”.

Premier’s private emails fail to ‘excite’ corruption body

Several emails involving Annastacia Palaszczuk's private account were assessed by the state's corruption watchdog but their contents did not "excite" the body's interests.

Crime and Corruption Commission chair Alan MacSporran has revealed there were "less than 20" emails but did not specify whether any had been sent from the Premier's bigpond.com account.

Emails involving Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s private account have been assessed by the Crime and Corruption Commission. Picture: Josh Woning
Emails involving Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s private account have been assessed by the Crime and Corruption Commission. Picture: Josh Woning

Mr MacSporran said the watchdog last week reviewed the work it had done following Minister Mark Bailey's "mangocube" saga, after the Opposition revealed a purported email sent by Mr Bailey to the Premier in 2015 during Budget Estimates.

"When the issue arose here with the Premier and the single email was produced, we reviewed the work we done and the categories that were determined as per .... we recovered all the emails in that category and assessed the content of them and nothing changed our view about the outcome from the original investigation that we conducted," he said.

Crime and Corruption Commission chair Alan MacSporran. Picture: Liam Kidston
Crime and Corruption Commission chair Alan MacSporran. Picture: Liam Kidston

Asked whether there were any emails either sent from the bigpond.com account or received by, Mr MacSporran said it wasn't a large number.

"It was certainly less than 20 from memory," he said.

"Many of them from memory were on Saturdays or Sundays outside office hours, the content didn't excite our interests otherwise."

And asked whether a reply email had been sent to Mr Bailey in 2015 from the Premier's private account, Mr MacSporran said he wasn't aware of one.

Originally published as Premier's private emails fail to 'excite' corruption watchdog


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