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Deputy Premier Jackie Trad says the sale of her family's controversial Brisbane investment property that prompted corruption concerns has been turned into a soap opera, revealing she didn't make a profit on the deal.
The Treasurer's office confirmed on Wednesday night the Woolloongabba house had been sold but did not disclose an amount, drawing the ire of the Opposition and headlines that the sale was being kept a secret.
Ms Trad expressed frustration on Thursday morning at the reactions, saying the only reason the price was not revealed was because of the same commercial-in-confidence given to every home sale before settlement.
She however decided to confirm that the three-bedroom weatherboard went for $695,500, the same price her husband bought it for in March.
"Oh, for heaven's sake!" she wrote on Facebook.
"Talk about manufacturing a soap opera.
"The fact is the sale is not a secret, it's just not complete.
"As is normal, conditions of sale of contract have to be met and we're waiting for that to happen.
'This is what happens when any other house sells, this is no different."
Before the price was confirmed this morning, Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington said Queenslanders deserved to know the exact amount.
"It lacks transparency and it is obvious that this integrity crisis won't go away until Jackie Trad, the Deputy Premier of Queensland, is open and honest with Queenslanders," she said.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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