Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has been forced to apologise for his Minister for Human Services (including responsibility for disability services) Jacquie Petrusma after she parked in a disability car park while visiting a primary school for a photo opportunity. The ABC reported that the car was directed to park there, but it hasn’t gone down well in the Apple Isle. Hodgman wrote on Facebook yesterday:

“It’s totally unacceptable for a Minister’s car to ever be parked in a space reserved for people with a disability — even when directed there by some one else.

“I sincerely apologise for any inconvenience or concern.”

Peter Fray

Get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for $12.

Without subscribers, Crikey can’t do what it does. Fortunately, our support base is growing.

Every day, Crikey aims to bring new and challenging insights into politics, business, national affairs, media and society. We lift up the rocks that other news media largely ignore. Without your support, more of those rocks – and the secrets beneath them — will remain lodged in the dirt.

Join today and get your first 12 weeks of Crikey for just $12.


Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey