Premier backs the right to sue
PREMIER Anna Bligh says people have the right to take legal action if the findings of an inquiry open that avenue to them.
The Queensland Floods Inquiry of Commission is due to hand down its final report into widespread flooding on Friday.
Maurice Blackburn lawyers and litigation funder IMF are investigating a possible class action involving up to 2000 flood victims.
As reported in The Queensland Times, hundreds of flood victims attended meetings held by IMF in Ipswich and Fernvale over the weekend.
Ms Bligh yesterday said she had not yet received a copy of the final report.
"I would hope that what we see in this report are answers to some of those more difficult questions, as well as some good recommendations about how we can learn from that," she said.
Ms Bligh said she established the inquiry to get to the bottom of the state's response to the crisis.
"I'm not afraid of anything this inquiry may reveal," she said. "What I want is the truth.
"If the findings of the inquiry lead to the possibility of legal action to the citizens, then it is entirely their right to take that action."