I welcome the final report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess led by Bret Walker SC.
NSW Labor was first to call for this Special Commission of Inquiry and we maintained from the beginning that the failings of the NSW Government led to this major public health crisis.
As has been comprehensively found by the Special Commission, ‘serious’, ‘inexcusable’ and ‘unjustifiable’ mistakes were made by the NSW Government.
This morning I called for the Premier to implement the recommendations of this report in full and take responsibility for the actions of her Government.
I repeat this and urge the Premier to issue a sincere apology for these serious failings.
Again I issue my sincere condolences to the families of the 28 people who lost their lives and the more than 1,000 people who contracted COVID-19 as a result of the Ruby Princess.