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Emergency services staff stood down over alleged corruption

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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has stood down six of its staff and alerted the state’s corruption watchdog over allegedly improper procurement practices.

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In a statement, QFES said the six included operational and non-operational staff. All had been stood down with pay.

“The employees have been stood down due to allegedly failing to adhere to proper government procurement practices,” it said.

“QFES has referred these matters to the Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland.”

“This does not mean that the allegations against the employees have been substantiated.”

“QFES is unable to provide further comment regarding this matter while appropriate investigations take place.”

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