Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth; Asian Engagement

    Denishar Woods’ family meet Minister to discuss ongoing support

    30/05/2018 4:10 PM

    Housing Minister Peter Tinley met the mother of schoolgirl Denishar Woods this afternoon, and listened to her requests for additional support and assistance to care for her daughter.


    Mr Tinley reiterated earlier assurances that the Department of Communities would offer all the support it could to Lacey Harrison and her family while a formal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident was completed.


    The Office of Energy Safety WA is carrying out the inquiry into the circumstances that led to Denishar receiving a near-fatal electric shock from a garden tap in March this year.


    The meeting follows the Minister visiting Denishar and her family in hospital in March this year.


    Comments attributed to Housing Minister Peter Tinley:


    "I met with Denishar's mother, Lacey Harrison, this afternoon and listened carefully to what she had to say about her situation.


    "As I have previously stated, as a parent myself I can only imagine what she and the rest of her family are going through.


    "I repeated my assurance that the Department of Communities and I will do all we can to support and assist Ms Harrison and her family, as one of our tenants, within the constraints that we operate under.


    "I understand that Ms Harrison intends to take legal action against the State Government and I fully support her right to do so."


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