Nuttall gets seven years

FORMER Queensland industrial relations minister Gordon Nuttall has been given the maximum seven-year sentence for receiving secret payments from ex-Macarthur Coal chief Ken Talbot and former Jellinbah Resources director Harold Shand.
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Former Industrial Relations minister Gordon Nuttall

Blair Price

With the former minister having been found guilty of corruptly receiving a total of $A360,000 from the coal mining executives, sentencing took place at a packed Brisbane court room Friday morning after being postponed on Thursday las week.

According to the ABC, Nuttall will be eligible for parole after two-and-a-half-years.

But a report from the Australian newspaper indicates Nuttall could face more corruption charges relating to an alleged $180,000 payment he received when he was the health minister in 2005.

The ABC reported the state Director of Public Prosecutions was finalising advice to the Crime and Misconduct Commission on whether Nuttall should face new charges.

These allegations were previously kept under wraps to preserve the fairness of the current proceedings against Nuttall.