Mr Newman defended the decision to keep the report under wraps, saying it would be released in full, in time, after the efforts to fix the problems – including therapeutic intervention for children as young as six found to be displaying “persistent sexual behaviour problems”.
“We want to, in time, let people know all about this situation but we want to give the communities, the mayors concerned, and local communities the opportunity to fix the problem,” he said.
“We are trying to sort out complex problems that were identified essentially as we came in to office, that have been around for some years that no other government would touch.
“Our concern is the rushed probity checks that the Newman government is going through at the moment may come up with a position of people winning that tender without going through the proper checks,” he said.
“The decision that the government makes will be everlasting in Queensland and we want to make sure that the Newman government has the highest and most stringent checks when letting casino licences in Queensland.