Hands Up all of those who are suspicious that when a report that is critical of the way the government acted in response to a woman’s rape is swept under the carpet right at the beginning of the election campaign???
Come on don’t be shy, it does not matter which side of politics you barrack for, you have to admit that cancelling an afternoon press conference and then releasing the the details of the report on the government website at a time when the news cycle is at it’s lowest ebb is Sus, with a capital S…..
QH director-general Mick Reid, who received the report on Monday, said last night the department accepted the investigation had found serious faults in the way staff had responded to the incident.
The health service district CEO Cindy Morseu has been stood aside on pay over the investigation’s finding, effective immediately.
“It’s not an easy thing to step someone aside. It’s done with a lot of pain,” Mr Reid said. “But the allegations are so significant and the findings are so clear that it would have been inappropriate of me not to take action.”
Mr Reid said the Crime and Misconduct Commission had reviewed the report by the Ethical Standards Unit and was satisfied with the investigation.
The report’s findings were released on the Queensland Health website last night after a news conference planned for mid-afternoon was called off.
Ah well, what do you expect from a government that is running on its record when the record is far from being entirely peachy? But it is sadly not a good look for a “progressive” female politician to be so indifferent to a rape victim who was put in harms way by her own government and then told (metaphorically) to “get over it”.
and that is day four Comrades
PS Leon Bertrand has a good summary of the day four election shenanigans here