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Premier savages MP over innocent-looking selfie: 'We are still working'

The MP deleted the photo following the 'embarrassing' mistake.

A Greens MP's attempt to throw shade at the Premier of Queensland has embarrassingly backfired after an awkward mistake was pointed out by the state leader.

MP for South Brisbane Amy MacMahon shared an innocent-looking photo at Raymond Park on Thursday, that has since been deleted, saying she had finished sitting parliament for the day.

"Home from parliament just in time to catch some sun from the park that Annastacia Palaszczuk and Queensland Labor want to bulldoze," she posted on Facebook, alongside a smiling photo.

A photo of Greens South Brisbane MP, Amy MacMahon, walking her dog in the park.
Greens South Brisbane MP, Amy MacMahon, posted a photo of her and her dog walking in a park with a caption, which was the criticised by politicians over a certain detail. Source: Twitter

"Soccer in full swing, people walking dogs, families unwinding after school - things worth fighting for," the post read.

However one important detail was pointed out by her peers, including Premier Palaszczuk. They were still in parliament.

"We are still at Parliament working," the premier commented on the post.

"Umm, Parliament House is still sitting," Labor MP for Pine Rivers, Nikki Boyd, also said. "It rises at 6.30pm tonight.. we are still here working. Solid commitment from you."

Parliament, which usually sits on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, for approximately 14 weeks per year, goes from 10am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 6.30pm. Though finishing times can differ depending on the legislative agenda.

Minister for Transport and Main Roads of Queensland, Mark Bailey, managed to screenshot Ms MacMahon's post while it was still up and posted his less than flattering thoughts on Twitter.

"While most MP’s were doing their job at Parliament House while the house was sitting, Queensland Greens MP for South Brisbane Amy MacMahon went home early for a walk in the park & some Greens spin," he said.

Opinion divided on Queensland MP's post

The reaction to Minister Bailey's post was fairly mixed, with some jumping to the Greens MP's defence, describing the ridicule as a "low blow".

"How embarrassing," one person tweeted.

"I'm not a fan of ALP or the Greens, but trolling her FB account and posting toxic and guilt-tripping comments... come on ALP that's a low blow," another said.

"She also left early on Tuesday to come to an East Brisbane State School P&C meeting, which her predecessor never did. Not even once in her term," a third person claimed.

Why are Greens angered by fate of Raymond Park?

Kangaroo Point's Raymond Park will receive a makeover to be a training ground for the The Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032— a decision the Queensland Greens are not pleased with.

"A stonking big athletics track will likely wipe out homes, big trees, playgrounds, a soccer club and a dog park," Ms MacMahon previously argued on Facebook.

A photo of Greens MP for South Brisbane next to a sign discouraging an olympics athletics track at Kangaroo Point’s Raymond Park.
Greens MP for South Brisbane is urging Kangaroo Point’s Raymond Park to be 'saved'. Source: Facebook

"There are cheaper and better options! And if Labor changed their mind tomorrow, I think they’d be applauded for finally listening to the community and doing the right thing."

A petition exists to save the park, which currently has more than 3,000 signatures, short of its 5,000 goal.

Yahoo News Australia has reached out to Ms MacMahon's office for comment.

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