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Queensland MP Brittany Lauga allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted on night out in Yeppoon

Queensland MP Brittany Lauga.

Queensland MP Brittany Lauga.
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Warning: This story contains references to sexual assault.

Queensland Labor MP Brittany Lauga has alleged she was drugged and sexually assaulted in the central Queensland town of Yeppoon last weekend.

In a statement posted on social media, Lauga said he had contacted police in the early hours of Sunday morning.

“Tests at the hospital confirmed the presence of drugs in my body that I did not take. This substance affected me significantly,” he said.

The Keppel member also wrote that throughout the week she had been contacted by other women in the city with similar experiences.

“This could have happened to anyone and, tragically, it happens to many of us,” he said.

“It’s not right. We should be able to enjoy socializing in our city without the risk of being drugged or assaulted.”

The Queensland Police Service has confirmed they are investigating an allegation of sexual assault related to an incident in Yeppoon last Sunday.

Queensland Premier Steven Miles said the government was supporting Lauga in every way possible.

“No one should have to go through what Brittany is going through,” he said.

“My only focus is on Brittany and her well-being. I have told Brittany that we are here to support her with anything she needs.”

Queensland Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the statement made “difficult reading”.

“Those are shocking allegations…I understand that Brittany is going to take some time to take care of herself and we absolutely support her doing that,” he said.

Where to get help:

  • New Zealand Police
  • Attention to Victims 0800 842 846

  • Rape Crisis 0800 88 33 00
  • Rape Prevention Education
  • Safe to Talk – a 24/7 confidential helpline for survivors, support people and people with harmful sexual behaviour: 0800044334

  • I need to talk? Call or text toll-free 1737 anytime to speak with a trained counselor, for any reason.
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This story was first published by the ABC