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Deputy spurns Qld integrity 'pointscoring'

Deputy Premier Steven Miles has urged against trying to score political points on integrity matters. (AAP)

Queensland's deputy premier has dismissed reports his colleagues fear state government integrity concerns will worsen, saying a "lot of mud is being slung".

Steven Miles has also called for caution after a former archivist clarified his comments in a report published on Saturday that linked a toddler's tragic death with the integrity drama.

Reports say Labor MPs fear integrity issues will hurt the state government after concerns were raised by three past or present independent officials in the last two weeks.

Former acting legal services commissioner Bob Brittan, Integrity Commissioner Nikola Stepanov and ex-archivist Mike Summerell all made complaints about the government's integrity.

A News Corp report claimed subsequent calls for a widespread integrity inquiry have sparked fears among the state government, with one unnamed Labor MP quoted as saying "where there's smoke, there's fire".

Liberal National Party leader David Crisafulli on Saturday said the report was a "call for action" that Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk could not ignore.

"And it is a call from within, her own Labor MPs saying enough is enough," he said.

"Anything short of a full-blown royal commission into the integrity crisis running through the government is a cop out."

But Mr Miles rejected the report, saying he spoke to MPs "every day ... and they have not expressed views of concern".

"A lot of mud is being slung but ... there is no new evidence provided by the leader of the opposition that would justify any of the claims he has been making,' he said.

The Crime and Corruption Commission is investigating Dr Stepanov's claim that the Public Service Commission in 2021 confiscated a laptop from her office and wiped it without her knowledge or permission.

There is also a formal inquiry into the CCC structure and functions after its botched investigation into Logan Council.

The premier's director-general Rachel Hunter has launched another probe into allegations by Mr Summerell about interference in his record-keeping role.

Mr Summerell claimed in separate News Corp report on Saturday that the state government's poor record-keeping contributed to the death of 22-month old Mason Jet Lee back in 2016.

He reviewed his comments in a LinkedIn post.

"I stand by my view that the failure to enhance the public records act was a significant failure and an opportunity to reduce the chances of a tragedy like this reoccurring was missed," he said.

"I will categorically state the death of Mason has no link to the current integrity matters and to do so is totally inappropriate.

"However I will always advocate for the enhancement of the Public Records Act."

Mr Miles noted Mr Summerell's post when asked about the story on Saturday before issuing a warning to people trying to score "political points".

"He has since clarified his remarks. He has expressed regret that that article was published as it was, he has said the article does not reflect his views," he said.

"Whatever the politics around this, we don't need to drag Mason Jet Lee into this.

"I urge everyone to take a bit of caution in trying to make political points out of this."

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