Former Qld MP in court on sex charges

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Former Queensland minister Trevor John Perrett - father of a sitting LNP MP - has been charged with 25 offences including indecent treatment.

Perrett did not appear as his case was mentioned in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on Monday on a total of 25 charges.

"The charges relate to ongoing investigations into alleged historical offences," Queensland police said in a statement.

Perrett, 79, was primary industries, fisheries and forestry minister in the Borbidge government between 1996 and 1998.

He represented the former South Burnett-based electorate of Barambah for the National Party between 1988 and 1998.

He lives in Petrie in the Moreton Bay region, north of Brisbane, the court heard.

His son Tony Perrett is a sitting opposition MP in state parliament, representing the electorate of Gympie for the Liberal National Party.

Perrett's appearance was excused and he was ordered to reappear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on April 7.