. Caboolture families join forces in Saturday’s Walk for Mason in memory of toddler Mason Jett Lee
. Saturday’s Walk for Mason starts at 10am Saturday 18 February at Apex Park for a 20 minute walk, followed by a Talk for Mason from 11am at Apex Park to gather for a free sausage sizzle and drinks
. More than 30,000 concerned Queenslanders have put their names to petition in memory of Mason Jet Lee
This weekend families in Caboolture and across the Sunshine Coast will join forces and demand answers from the Palaszczuk Labor Government on failures within the Child Safety Department by taking part in this Saturday’s Walk for Mason at Apex Park.
Shadow Child Minister Ros Bates said the death of Caboolture toddler Mason Jett Lee last June shocked Queenslanders across the State – and was a tragic reminder of failings within the child safety system that need to be addressed immediately.
“This weekend’s Walk for Mason will kick off at 10am at Apex Park in Caboolture and will last 20 minutes, returning to the park for a Talk for Mason sausage sizzle from 11am,” Ms Bates said.
“This event is the latest walk organised by a group of concerned Queenslanders who want answers from Shannon Fentiman and the Palaszczuk Labor Government on the senseless death of little Mason Lee.
“More than 30,000 concerned Queenslanders have put their names to an online petition calling for greater accountability in the state’s child safety system in the wake of the death of Mason Lee – we can’t let his tragic death be forgotten.
“After promising to release the external panel review into the case by January, Labor’s Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman has gone missing on the issue.
“We’re now in the middle of February and there is still no sign of the report.
“A secretive statement from the Family and Child Commission on the last day of January that was sent privately to advocacy groups confirms Queenslanders will now be left waiting for answers until at least March.
“I’m sure I join all Queenslanders when I say the death of one child is one too many. It’s time this Government listened and got to the bottom of why this tragedy so it will never happen again.”