60% of Tasmanians and 52% of Queenslanders think their state governments are “not effective” in their fight against corruption, a special Morgan Poll has found.

The Tasmanian results follow the recent scandal over TCC – the builder accreditation company part owned by two former Labor ministers that was promised a lucrative business monopoly by former deputy premier Bryan Green.

The Queensland findings will be a significant embarrassment to Premier Peter Beattie’s re-election campaign.

Not only do the locals believe their state government is ineffective. Morgan says, “Significantly, almost one-in-ten (9%) Queenslanders say not only does the Beattie Labor Government ‘not fight corruption but also encourages it’!”

Peter Fray

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