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Health Minister must launch lab inquiry

Queensland deserves a functioning forensic services laboratory.

These are matters that strike at the heart of our justice system.

Time is up.

The State Opposition supports a review into the State Government’s forensic services laboratory.

There are concerns critical shortfalls in the lab’s procedures could have impacted investigations, including the case of murdered Mackay woman Shandee Blackburn.

The failures of this lab could have impacted a significant number of cases, resulting in offenders walking free.

The Health Minister has no choice but to start an inquiry and start it now.

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