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Hansard Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Mr EMERSON (Indooroopilly—LNP) (10.04 pm): Tonight I wish to detail Queensland Rail’s disgraceful disregard for the safety of its passengers and a transport minister unwilling to take responsibility for her department. In August last year I wrote to Transport Minister Rachel Nolan raising concerns about passengers being injured at Indooroopilly Railway Station because of the 40-centimetre gap between the platform and the train. The letter followed the case of an 85-year-old woman, Hilda Brooks, who badly injured her legs while trying to board the train earlier that month. In another case that month, a 14-year-old disabled boy, Regan Hill, fell into the gap and, if it were not for a passing stranger pulling him up, who knows what tragic consequences could have resulted.

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