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The Queensland premier said she was “extremely disappointed” with Townsville MP Les Walker as he faces charges over the alleged assault.
the main points:
- Les Walker has been issued a notice to appear for common assault and disorderly conduct
- It’s the second time a Member of Parliament has been denied entry to the Townsville nightclub area this year
- Prime Minister Anastasia Palaschuk says she is ‘very disappointed’
Walker, a Labor Party member of Mundingburra, has been issued a notice to appear due to common assault and disorderly conduct.
The charges come after an alleged altercation between Mr Walker and a 39-year-old man at a Townsville restaurant on Palmer Street on Friday evening.
The man took to social media on Friday, saying he had reported the incident to the police.
This is the second time that Mr. Walker has been denied entry to the Safe Night Precinct in Townsville this year.
In January, it was He passed out at a local nightclub After an argument with two men.
Prime Minister Anastasia Palaschuk said in a statement that she was “extremely disappointed” by the events.
“I expect all my deputies to adhere to the highest standards,” she said.
“No matter what happened and who was wrong, Lys failed in his promise to me that he would not be placed in circumstances where those standards could be called into question.
As a result, he agreed to step down from his role on the Transportation and Resources Committee and from his role as interim chair.
Mr. Walker declined to comment to the media.
He is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on August 16.
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