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Opacity Over Stood Down State Servants Inexcusable

Cassy O'Connor MP

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Tags: Commission of Inquiry, Child Safety, Child Abuse

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

Yet another State Service employee has been stood down in the lead up to the Commission of Inquiry into child sexual abuse. 

The government has provided no information to the public about which agency or agencies these employees work for, whether their removal from a workplace relates to allegations of historical or contemporary abuse, or what action has been taken to support any children or young people who may have been harmed.

The opacity is inexcusable. 

Tasmanians with children in any state setting - schools, hospitals, Ashley, Child Safety - absolutely have the right to know where these State Service employees worked. 

This increasingly has the whiff of a protection racket for Ministers. 

The Gutwein Government has a demonstrated penchant for secrecy but this is taking it to the next level.