ECG welcomes the announcement today that the Queensland CMC has dismissed any complaint against it or Hon Peter Costello.
ECG has never seen any complaint. It was never contacted by the CMC about a complaint. It has never been told what the complaint amounted to. All it knows is from allegations made in the Fairfax press on 7th March. The complainant has sought to remain anonymous despite leaking the matter to the papers, obviously, in an attempt to cause damage.
Under the CMC Act false and misleading referrals carry heavy penalties.
Sometimes complaints to the CMC are investigated for months or years. The fact that the CMC dismissed this matter so quickly indicates just how lacking in substance it was.
ECG and Mr Costello welcome vindication in this matter.