'The Premier should stand down': Katter refers Palaszczuk, LNP to CCC
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'The Premier should stand down': Katter refers Palaszczuk, LNP to CCC

Katter's Australian Party has referred Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and three members of the opposition, including its leader, to the corruption watchdog after its staff were axed.

Ms Palaszczuk will take away four staffers granted to the minority party during the last term of government after it backed federal KAP Senator Fraser Anning's inflammatory speech to Federal Parliament.

Robbie Katter (centre, with fellow KAP MPs Shane Knuth and Nick Dametto) says he has referred Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to the CCC.

Robbie Katter (centre, with fellow KAP MPs Shane Knuth and Nick Dametto) says he has referred Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to the CCC.Credit:Dan Peled/AAP

Senator Anning used the Nazi-associated phrase "final solution" and called for a ban on Muslim immigration.

But KAP Queensland leader Robbie Katter said Ms Palaszczuk may have broken the law when she threatened to cut staff if the party did not condemn Senator Anning's remarks.

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"The Premier should stand down during the time this is being investigated and the decision should be shelved while this is investigated," Mr Katter said on Tuesday.

KAP said the Premier's move would undercut how well the party could represent the people who elected its members to Parliament.

Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington, her deputy Tim Mander and LNP frontbencher Ann Leahy have also been referred to the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Mr Katter said he had referred the LNP members because they had been instrumental in forcing Ms Palaszczuk's hand by calling on her to act if he did not denounce Senator Anning's inaugural speech.

He was confident he was making the right choice in standing by Senator Anning, despite the fallout that decision has created for his party.

"I don't have a defined end game here, I just think if someone has acted outside (the rules) and it impacts us, we're going to do something about it," Mr Katter said.

The Premier said on Monday she was not worried about any CCC referral.

"It's not in breach. (The funding) is totally at my discretion," she said.

Funding for the four KAP staffers is understood to run out on Friday.

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