Queensland Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe insists laws to sack the Ipswich City Council are not unconstitutional, as pushback to the measure increases.
Mr Hinchliffe has taken the unprecedented move to introduce special laws next month to dismiss the council after 15 people with council links were charged with 75 corruption and related offences.
High profile barrister Tony Morris QC has taken aim at the move, saying it removes any avenue for councillors to appeal the decision.
"The question is whether it's constitutionally proper to do it and in my view it's hard to imagine a worse case of abuse of parliamentary process," Mr Morris told ABC radio.
But Mr Hinchliffe said all the advice he had received suggested the legislation would not breach the constitution.
"I'm not going to get into a conversation about these matters at a great distance with Mr Morris, he's entitled to his opinion," Mr Hinchliffe told reporters in Cairns.
"The chair of the Crime and Corruption Commission (Alan MacSporran QC) has given me strong support for getting this matter resolved so as to get the people of Ipswich, the community of Ipswich and importantly the council staff to be able to get on with the job."
Queensland's Liberal National Party Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington questioned why the CCC chair had spoken to the minister about the issue personally.
"If the minister has verballed the Crime and Corruption Commission, he should be sacked," Ms Frecklington told reporters in Brisbane.
"The public need to know why the CCC have recommended, in this case, legislation needs to put before the parliament."
The move to dissolve the council has been applauded by former Queensland Police Service detective Graham Newton, now a forensic partner with McGrathNicol Advisory.
Mr Newton said the hard stance was the first step towards restoring trust and stability within the council.
"It sends the strongest message possible that systemic corruption will not be tolerated and other local councils across Queensland should be watching this closely," he said.
Mr Hinchliffe said the laws would be sent to be considered by parliamentary committee before the next ordinary sitting of state parliament in August, in an effort to further speed up their introduction.
The state government has set aside $14.1 million over four years to create an independent body to consider complaints against councillors in response to a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation into local government elections in 2016.
It is among the measures that will be discussed by mayors, state government officials and private sector representatives at a Local Government Association of Queensland summit in Cairns this week.