Education Qld staff ‘bullied’ P and C president, Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk says

Posted July 23, 2013 12:45:39

Education Queensland director-general Jim Watterston says he will investigate whether his staff pressured a P and C president to stop online campaigns to save her school.

The Queensland Government is considering closing the Toowoomba South State School on the state’s Darling Downs.

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk raised the issue with Mr Watterston at today’s budget estimates hearing in Brisbane.

Ms Palaszczuk says she wants to know if the person was “gagged”.

“She is appalled, she has felt intimidated, she has felt bullied,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“I don’t think that it’s appropriate behaviour, so I’m happy for you to investigate if you’ll undertake to do that.

“I don’t want to name the person here, but I’m happy to provide you with details.”

Mr Watterston replied he was “certainly open to investigating”.

Topics: state-parliament, public-sector, public-schools, activism-and-lobbying, toowoomba-4350, brisbane-4000

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