Qld debt collection agency faces probe

Tracey Ferrier

Queensland's corruption watchdog is examining allegations against the government agency responsible for collecting more than $1 billion in state debt.

Queensland Treasury, which runs the State Penalty Enforcement Registry, referred it to the watchdog after an internal probe, the ABC reports.

Treasury would not reveal the nature of the allegations, but the ABC says they relate to the administration of the agency, which is responsible for collecting debts such as traffic and court fines.

The Crime and Corruption Commission said one allegation of corrupt conduct has been referred back to Treasury but the other remains under assessment.