Capricornia MP Kirsten Livermore
Capricornia MP Kirsten Livermore

Livermore tight-lipped about event

A ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council spokeswoman yesterday said Member for Capricornia Kirsten Livermore was provided with all the correct details for Sunday's Multicultural Fair.

Ms Livermore had been due to represent the Immigration Minister as new Australians were sworn in at a ceremony at the Heritage Village.

The ceremony was to be the first time she and Rockhampton Regional Council Mayor Brad Carter had been in each other's company since Ms Livermore accused him of being a bully in parliament.

Cr Carter, who says he has documentary proof the claim he was counselled for bullying in his previous employment is false, was the presiding officer at the ceremony.

But Ms Livermore arrived an hour late, when the ceremony was finishing.

The Morning Bulletin reported Ms Livermore saying she had been given the wrong information about the 10am starting time.

The council said this had nothing to do with the staff.

The council provided a letter dated April 14, which indicates that Ms Livermore's office was given the correct details.

A spokesman from Ms Livermore's office yesterday declined to comment.

Cr Carter has stated he was not seeking an apology from Ms Livermore, who has refused to comment any further on the matter.

The pair reportedly maintained a dignified indifference towards each other during the brief time they had been in close proximity at the venue.



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