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Labor welcomes independent inquiry into historic sexual abuse allegations

  • Labor welcomes independent investigation involving LGH nurse
  • Robust framework needed to protect children, parents and staff
  • Government must ensure supports are available for the community during this harrowing time

Labor is pleased the government has listened to community concerns and launched an independent investigation into historic sexual abuse allegations involving a nurse at the Launceston General Hospital.

Labor Leader, Rebecca White, said an independent investigation was the only way to address these serious allegations.

“While it took some time for the government to launch an independent inquiry, we are pleased it has now put this in place as this really is the only way this matter can be dealt with appropriately,” Ms White said.

“We hope a robust framework will be established to ensure children, parents and people who worked with this person are supported through what will be a traumatic time.

“These allegations are shocking and the government needs to do all it can to thoroughly investigate these incidents and commit to implementing any recommendations from the inquiry to ensure this never happens again.”

Rebecca White MP
Labor Leader