Jeff Seeney with David Gibson.
Jeff Seeney with David Gibson.

Fast work no help for Gympie representative

GYMPIE region's political representatives are again in an unwelcome spotlight - and again it is a result of exceeding the speed limit.

Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney says he has been caught speeding 18kmh above the speed limit in his home electorate, Callide, which takes in a large part of Gympie's western districts from Bells Bridge to Goomeri.

Mr Seeney issued a statement saying he was overtaking another car while driving between Biloela and Monto on Sunday when he copped the speeding fine.

Mr Seeney, who was in his private car, was clocked as travelling at 118kmh in a 100kmh zone.

Mr Seeney said he would pay the fine personally and regretted breaching the speed limit.

Former police minister David Gibson resigned his ministerial post just a few weeks after the LNP entered government last year, as a result of complications from two instances of exceeding the speed limit.

Mr Gibson had failed to pay a speeding fine from the first offence, which resulted in a disqualification he claimed he was unaware of.

The Gympie MP then got caught speeding again while he was disqualified and was forced to step down from his Cabinet position.

Premier Campbell Newman campaigned on restoring "ministerial accountability" in the lead up to the March 24 election.

Gympie Times


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