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Question Time: Steven Miles' investment properties

On Tuesday 5 March 2024, I asked the Premier whether his investment properties influence his support for unlimited rent increases and no-grounds evictions for Queensland.

You can read my question and the ruling below, or in the official Queensland Parliament Record of Proceedings (Hansard)

Mr BERKMAN: My question today is to the Premier. Is the Premier’s ongoing support for unlimited rent increases and no-grounds evictions for Queensland renters influenced by the rental income he receives from his investment properties in West End, Yeronga and Alderley?

Mr de BRENNI: Mr Speaker, I rise to a point of order. Standing order 115 is quite clear in relation to inferences and imputations. I suggest that that question is laden with imputations in terms of the decision-making and the character of the minister to whom the question was asked.

Speaker’s Ruling, Question Out of Order

Mr SPEAKER: Member for Maiwar, in terms of the way I heard that question, the Leader of the House is correct. To me, it appears that you are talking about potential conflicts of interest or misuse of office. I will rule the question out of order.

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