"Queenslanders can have no confidence in the independence of an Inquiry headed by a failed Labor candidate.
"Annastacia Palaszczuk has tried to deceive Queenslanders by not disclosing this blatant political appointment.
"The Inquiry is a sham with no public hearings, no consultation on the terms of reference and not even inviting key people to make a submission.
"Annastacia Palaszczuk has corrupted the process of this inquiry by appointed a failed Labor candidate to run the Inquiry.
"It is a protection racket to cover-up that Annastacia Palaszczuk botched the procurement of these trains when she was transport Minister in the Bligh Government.
"This political protection racket will cost taxpayers millions of dollars and won't be independent"
LNP Shadow Industrial Relations Minister Jarrod Bleijie