Former QRTSA head faces court


notepad, penThe wife of disgraced former Queensland, MP Scott Driscoll, is due to face court on Wednesday on charges of perjury and falsifying records.

Emma Driscoll is charged with 10 counts of making a false entry in a record, three counts of perjury and three counts of knowingly giving an official a document that was false or misleading.

Last month she was issued with a notice to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court amid joint police and Crime and Misconduct Commission investigations into her and her husband’s financial dealings.

The charges reportedly relate to allegations Driscoll misled the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission about the activities of a retail lobby group she belonged to and that was controlled by her husband.

Former independent MP Scott Driscoll quit the parliament last month after its ethics committee found him guilty of misleading the house about his financial interests and role in the Queensland Retail Traders and Shopkeepers Association.

The committee recommended fining the 38-year-old former Member for Redcliffe $90,000 for contempt.

Driscoll’s resignation came after lengthy absences from parliament and repeated calls for him to stand down by his former party the Liberal National Party, the opposition and constituents.


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