Labor’s call for a Commission of Inquiry* into the North West is highly political given we have already committed to an Independent Inquiry.

Tasmania is not the only state, or jurisdiction globally, to have endured an outbreak during the challenge of coronavirus.

As Labor well knows, the Government has already released an interim report into the North West outbreak, and we’ve accepted all recommendations which are being implemented.

Furthermore, we have committed to an Independent Inquiry for which the terms of reference are under development already.

*It is noted the Labor Party is seemingly unaware that under Tasmanian law such an inquiry is referred to as a Commission of Inquiry, not a Royal Commission.

Elise Archer, Attorney-General