Qld premier to delay integrity changes

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she will respond to a report on restructuring the lobbyist watchdog later this month.

In a report released late on Friday, a parliamentary committee responded to former public servant Kevin Yearbury's recommendations to reform the Office of Integrity Commissioner to make it more independent.

The government-controlled committee didn't say if the watchdog should control its own operations and staff, or if its staff numbers should be increased.

Ms Palaszczuk said she would decide how to respond after Professor Peter Coaldrake's review of government integrity culture and processes is handed down.

"We're going to wait until we see the Peter Coaldrake report, which is due at the end of this month, and cabinet will consider that," she told reporters on Monday.

The committee didn't say if it agreed with Mr Yearbury's call for unregistered lobbying to be criminalised, or for Integrity Commissioner to be obligated to report unregistered lobbying to authorities.

Opposition Liberal National Party members of the committee - Michael Crandon, Dan Purdie and deputy chair Ray Stevens - expressed reservations, calling for a formal Commission of Inquiry into government integrity.

"At the time of this report's finalisation, several issues have been brought to light and remain unresolved," their statement on Friday said.

"Two inquiries, one by the CCC and one by the Coaldrake review are incomplete.

"Only a properly empowered Commission of Inquiry where public interest disclosures can be protected will resolve these issues."

However, the committee agreed it wasn't appropriate for the watchdog to probe alleged breaches of the corruption act, given its advisory function.

A proposal to make conflicts of interest part of due diligence checks for government tenders wasn't overtly supported either.

"The committee agrees with the intent of the review's recommendation," the report said.

A recommendation that ministers' diaries be more specific about the purposes of their meetings with individuals and organisations was rejected by the committee.

"The current system is adequately designed for its purpose," the report said.

The committee unanimously supported creating a new lobbying register, obligating lobbyists to provide more detailed descriptions of meetings and adding third-party lobbyists to the legal definition of "lobbyists".

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