Exclusive: Former Queensland deputy premier, who resigned amid an integrity investigation, says she has been the focus of a campaign by political and media opponents
The former Queensland deputy premier and treasurer, Jackie Trad, says her outspoken progressive views – including a successful push to reform abortion laws – made her the target of a “concerted campaign” by political opponents and media commentators in the state.
Trad resigned from the cabinet last week amid an integrity scandal. The state’s corruption watchdog is investigating allegations the influential Labor left MP interfered in the recruitment process for a local school principal.
There’s a concerted campaign against me because I’ve stood up for the values my community care about.
There’s an investigation into Trad (no findings)on the appointment process of a school principal. Result:10 pgs of Murdoch coverage. I await attention to a)Morrison’s involvement in sports rorts b)Morrison misleading parliament on Angus Taylor c)Taylor refusing a police interview pic.twitter.com/LWAfbua71w
Hey, @LyleShelton, QLD abortion law reform done and dusted ✅ Time you toddled off to find another 21st Century progressive cause of equality and fairness to campaign against… and lose. https://t.co/20LMcfpdU7
I got into politics … to actually improve the lives of people, I’m motivated by things like injustice and unfairness.