Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HUMAN SERVICES, Mr JAENSCH
In response to your answer, can you confirm that when the ABC alerted your office to these allegations that they were taken very seriously? Was there a notification made by your office about potential risk to these children?
Madam Speaker, I thank the member for her question. I am advised that the formal notifications that have been received with detail have been investigated fully through the normal processes. If the ABC advises an office of its intention to report on an allegation of concern, our first obligation is to try to substantiate the details of that case so it can be investigated.
Madam SPEAKER - Order. Let the minister finish his statement.
Mr JAENSCH - I understand that process is ongoing by the department to whom notifications are normally made.
Ms O'CONNOR - Point of order, Madam Speaker. Relevance, standing order 45. The minister needs to tell the House whether his office reported the allegation as it is required to under law.
Madam SPEAKER - Ms O'Connor, my advice is that the minister has completed his answer.