Madeleine King to zoom into Parliament after family emergency

Jake DietschSound Telegraph
Brand MHR Madeleine King and her mum Diana Morris.
Camera IconBrand MHR Madeleine King and her mum Diana Morris.

Brand MHR Madeleine King will attend to her duties in Canberra via Zoom while she cares for her mother, who was involved in a car crash on Saturday.

Mrs King said she had intended to travel to Canberra for the upcoming sittings of Parliament and to quarantine when she returned.

“However, my mother was involved in a car accident in Shoalwater (last) week and she needs to stay in Fiona Stanley Hospital for a few days more than we all expected,” she said.

“Mum is recovering well and, as with all that enter the WA health system, she is receiving the very best of care.”

The Labor MHR thanked the workers at Fiona Stanley for their care.

“The porters, cleaners, caterers, nurses, doctors, consultants and volunteers have all been fantastic. We cannot thank them enough for the care they have shown my mum,” she said.

Mrs King said she would participate in Parliament from her electorate office in Rockingham.

“This is an historic occasion, enabling the people of Brand to be represented in the Parliament from within Brand itself,” she said.

“While I believe it is important that members of Parliament attend the chamber as much as possible, in times of crisis such as that the nation is facing with with COVID-19 Delta strain outbreak, it is a good thing that our democracy can continue to function by adopting modern technology.”

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