The Hon. R. SANDERSON: I rise to correct a series of inaccurate statements that have been made in the media today regarding a visit I undertook to a residential care facility for children in state care in my capacity as the Minister for Child Protection. This morning, the member for Badcoe told ABC radio:
Various sources have told me that the minister was repeatedly advised that it wasn't a good idea to go into this residential care facility.
I can inform the house that I did not receive any advice from my department that I should not visit this facility.