Queensland Minister spends $125k flying the world during housing crisis

The Queensland Minister for Treaty has been called out for spending $125k travelling Noth America on a last hurrah before Labor is booted from Office. One Nation will not only work our hardest to overturn the Queensland Treaty process, but we will work our hardest to have Leeanne Enoch, the state member for Algester, booted from office.

Read the article from the Courier Mail:

Heading: Leeanne Enoch defends flying business class on 10-day $125k taxpayer-funded trip

By: Hayden Johnson and Taylah Fellows

Leeanne Enoch has used a cost of living press conference to defend flying business class and staying in luxury hotel rooms on a 10-day $126,000 trip paid for by Queensland taxpayers.

Under-fire minister Leeanne Enoch has used a cost-of-living press conference to declare flying business-class and staying in luxury hotel rooms during a $126,000 taxpayer-funded trip is a normal part of ministerial work.

It was revealed this month the Treaty, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Communities minister and three staff spent $126,000 on a 10-day study tour across North America in October to view museums and deliver a speech.

The Courier-Mail can also reveal Queenslanders paid $1124 for passports — including a $474 priority processing fee — for Ms Enoch and her chief of staff Felix Gibson.

Ms Enoch joined Premier Steven Miles on Thursday to announce assistance for schools to feed students and upgrade facilities as part of the June 11 budget’s major cost of living relief.

She did not explain why it was necessary to fly business class across North America during the trip, but said it was within the rules.

“That is a normal part of every minister’s job,” she said.

Ten days of travel also included domestic business class flights and stays at boutique or luxury New York, Alberta and Vancouver hotels

Ms Enoch defended the trip, declaring it was approved by former Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and used to “look at … Aboriginal affairs in other countries”.

“And to of course look for opportunities, particularly around repatriation … we know that there are multiple museums across the world that hold items, sometimes sacred,” she said.

“We want to open up those dialogues to be able to ensure that they’re returned to the rightful places.”

A spokesman for Ms Enoch later outlined the triumphs of her 10-day trip – which did not feature in any of her press releases or Facebook posts.

“The minister’s meeting with the Museum of Vancouver has resulted directly in the necessary preparation work for repatriating Queensland First Nations artefacts held by the Canadian museum,” the spokesman said.

“Since this meeting, the Queensland Museum has been working in partnership with the Museum of Vancouver to identify additional Queensland artefacts in their holdings, and to negotiate the return of as many artefacts as possible to Queensland.”


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