Gordon Nuttall sells family home to pay fines
FORMER Labor government minister Gordon Nuttall has sold his home in a bid to pay $82,000 in fines resulting from contempt charges.
The disgraced former health and primary industries minister was dragged before Queensland Parliament in 2011 and found guilty of 41 contempt charges.
He was ordered to pay $82,000.
The charges related to corrupt payments he received from a Queensland businessman, which he was convicted for through the justice system a year prior.
The Clerk of Parliament Neil Laurie told Parliament on Wednesday he had received $15,000 from the Public Trustee acting on Nuttall's behalf.
"This means that to date, $31,000 of the $82,000 fine has been paid," he said.
"The Public Trustee has advised that Mr Nuttall's Sandgate property was to be auctioned on 16 February 2013,
"However, the property was affected by flooding that occurred during the Australia Day weekend.
"Repairs to the property have now been completed and the property will be auctioned.
"Once settlement of the property has been effected, the balance of the debt owing to the parliament will be paid in full."
Mr Nuttall was convicted and thrown behind bars in 2010 for corruptly receiving kickbacks for a wastewater treatment plant he sponsored while in government.
He will not be eligible for parole until July 2015.