Taxpayers money used to upgrade LNP politicians' homes

TAXPAYERS have footed the bill for almost $40,000 worth of security upgrades at Premier Campbell Newman's family home in the wake of the state government's crackdown on criminal motorcycle gangs.

Fairfax Media can reveal improvements to Mr Newman's inner-city Windsor home, including upgrades to security screens, CCTV, external lighting, alarms, locksmith work and intercoms, have cost $38,925.

The cost of similar improvements to Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie's Sunshine Coast home was $9759, while security upgrades to Police Minister Jack Dempsey's Bundaberg home are estimated to cost about $20,000.

The cost of additional police protection, including patrols around the elected officials' homes, is understood to cost a significant amount of money.

However, the Queensland Police Service is remaining tight-lipped about the cost.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au



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