Talk:Trevor Rowe

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Mr Rowe seems to be in the spotlight at the moment with many media reports. this one from the ABC News site. Qld investment chief quits Concerns are intensifying about the links between big business and politics in Queensland with the resignation of Trevor Rowe as the head of the Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC). Mr Rowe will stand down in September after eight years as chairman of the state-owned QIC. He is also chairman of lobbying firm Enhance Management, which is at the centre of a scandal over deals between former Labor ministers and the State Government. Yesterday, Premier Anna Bligh asked the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) to investigate the rezoning of land near Caboolture, north of Brisbane, and the role former treasurer-turned-lobbyist Terry Mackenroth played in the deal. Mr Mackenroth has rejected any suggestion he improperly influenced the decision. Mr Rowe is also the chairman of BrisConnections, which secured a contract to build Brisbane's $4.8 billion airport road with the help of Mr Mackenroth. Mr Rowe's replacement at QIC is yet to be appointed. Queensland's former Integrity Commissioner Gary Crooke says allegations of wrong-doing against Mr Mackenroth highlight issues which deserve scrutiny. Mr Crooke says a clearer understanding of conflicts of interests is needed. "It just does sound like the very thing that needs to be scrutinised as to whether this is appropriate or not, or if things like this can be done and under what circumstances, or regulation could or should they be done," he said. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:57, 30 July 2009 (UTC)