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ELEANOR HALL: The Queensland Government could lose a second member of its team this week as the turmoil continues inside the Liberal National Party.

Brisbane-based Liberal National MP, Carl Judge, has now been disendorsed by the party room because he refused to pledge his allegiance to Premier Campbell Newman.

The future of Alex Douglas - the other member of Mr Newman's team who clashed publicly with the Premier this week - is also uncertain.

In Brisbane, Stephanie Smail reports.

STEPHANIE SMAIL: When the Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney emerged from last night's party room meeting, his message was clear.

JEFF SEENEY: Well, Mr Judge knows very firmly that he is no longer welcome. We gave him an opportunity on Monday to consider his further participation in our team. He clearly has not shown any loyalty or any desire to do that this week so it is the collective decision of our team that he is no longer welcome.

STEPHANIE SMAIL: The meeting was called to discuss the Member for Yeerongpilly Carl Judge after he refused to pledge allegiance to the Premier Campbell Newman.

It's now up to the Liberal National Party executive to decide whether he will stay.

Mr Judge says he'll discuss the matter with the party bosses today but he's not backing down on his position.

CARL JUDGE: I'm here to represent the electorate. I'm not willing to sign an unconditional guarantee of my loyalty to Campbell Newman, you know, and I'll certainly be taking all things into consideration on behalf of my electorate and representing them. I won't unconditionally support Campbell Newman in everything that he wants to do.

STEPHANIE SMAIL: Carl Judge says his main priority is being honest to his electorate.

CARL JUDGE: Politicians are in a position now days where they need to be really upfront and honest with their electorates. If the public service have nothing to fear and that's the promise made when you come into government, well, I know a few people in the public service and they did live in fear for a period of time and a lot of people in the public service are still living in fear and you know, politicians need to keep their word. I'll certainly be keeping my word to my electorate. I'll be doing my best them everyday in the state parliament.

STEPHANIE SMAIL: It's been a difficult week for the Queensland Government.

It started with the former Liberal National Party MP Ray Hopper defecting to Katter's Australia Party.

Gold Coast MP Alex Douglas then picked a fight with Campbell Newman about being removed as head of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee.

That led to a heated exchange in State Parliament yesterday with Dr Douglas claiming his character had been defamed and Mr Newman biting back with claims he was lying.

Alex Douglas has since met with the Queensland Premier and other politicians about his position but he hasn't appeared in State Parliament this morning.

Campbell Newman will leave the turmoil behind tonight as he departs on an overseas trade mission.

CAMPBELL NEWMAN: Tonight I will fly out leading a large group of Queensland companies on an overseas mission to India to find new exporting and investment opportunities for our industries. Seventy-five representatives from 66 companies are joining me on a five city visit.

STEPHANIE SMAIL: It's unclear how many Liberal National Party MPs will be left on his return.

Yeerongpilly MP Carl Judge says he's not giving up on the party yet but he'll only stay on his terms.

CARL JUDGE: It hasn't been a pleasant journey for a period of time now whilst with the Liberal National Party and now I'm in a position to consider my future. I'll make the choice from an informed position.

ELEANOR HALL: That is Liberal National Party MP Carl Judge ending that report from Stephanie Smail in Brisbane.