Labor is continuing to target two ministers it says "expose the weakness" in Premier Peter Gutwein's Cabinet, peppering them with questions relating to paedophilia allegations against deceased nurse James Geoffrey Griffin.
All this week, the Opposition has sought information from Police Minister Mark Shelton and Sport Minister Jane Howlett on their knowledge of the police investigation into Mr Griffin, a former nurse at the Launceston General Hospital.
After his death in October last year, a coroner's report was produced, noting that a woman had made a complaint about Mr Griffin to police on May 1, 2019, and that he had made an admission that he'd met her through a sporting group where he acted as a masseuse when he was 59 and she was 11.
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In State Parliament yesterday, Ms White asked Mr Shelton when police had first contacted the sporting club, to which the minister said: "I'm not in the habit of discussing police investigations with anyone, nor do I intend to start now".
Ms Howlett, meanwhile, provided to the House of Assembly a detailed timeline of her dealings with Netball Tasmania and the Northern Tasmanian Netball Association in relation to the allegations against Mr Griffin.
She referred Ms White back to this timeline when asked whether her department, Communities Tasmania, had told her about the Griffin allegations after Mr Shelton first learned of them in August last year and if she or the department had sought to confirm whether or not Mr Griffin had any involvement with children playing sport.
"Red flags were not raised and it's unacceptable that both of these ministers believe they can skirt the fundamental issue by reading from prepared scripts that do not contain answers," Ms White said in a statement issued this afternoon.
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