Shadow Attorney-General Tim Nicholls
The LNP is calling on the Health Minister to urgently launch an investigation into Queensland’s forensic services laboratory and its failings immediately.
Queenslanders must have confidence in this laboratory.
Concerns that critical shortfalls in the lab’s procedures could have impacted investigations, including the case of murdered Mackay woman Shandee Blackburn, are disturbing.
There’s a real risk criminals are walking free because the forensic services laboratory isn’t working properly.
We have given the Health Minister fair warning and this week the Opposition will be asking questions on behalf of Queenslanders in Parliament.
Queenslanders are being denied justice and are at risk because of a forensic services lab that isn’t doing its job.
The review into the laboratory must be launched immediately.