The Queensland opposition is claiming that Ferny Grove member Geoff Wilson opened the offices of businessman Brendan McKennariey in 2005, the ABC reported today. Former Labour MP Gordon Nuttall has been found guilty of accepting $150,000 in kickbacks from Brendan McKenniary.
State Premier Anna Bligh denied there is anything unusual in a MP opening the offices of businesses in their own electorate.
The State electorate of Ferny Grove includes Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills and Arana Hills, in addition to Upper Kedron and Samford. Geoff Wilson is also serving as the Minister for Education.
Two weeks ago (and before this blog was born) it was widely reported that Nuttall had meetings with McKenniary at the Ferny Grove Tavern.