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Ministers support Queensland Labor MP who was allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted

Police They are investigating after a queensland The state MP was allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted last weekend, and the premier has offered his support.

Brittany Lauga, Assistant Health Minister, said she reported the incident to Yeppoon police in the early hours of April 28.

Lauga alleges that she had ingested a substance without her consent, which “significantly” affected her.

Queensland MP Brittany Lauga. (Supplied)

“I went to Yeppoon police station and hospital, after being drugged and sexually assaulted,” she said on social media.

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

Queensland Premier Steven Miles said the government was there to support her with anything she needed.

“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 told Brittany we’re here to support her, whatever she needs.”

Lauga said she had been contacted by other women who may also have been drugged in Yeppoon, about 38 kilometers northeast of Rockhampton.

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

“I have been contacted by several women who have experienced the same thing in our city.

“We should be able to enjoy socializing in our city without the risk of being drugged or assaulted.”

Lauga asked for privacy in the post, saying he needed time to “heal physically and emotionally.”

“Thank you to everyone who reached out to me to support me. I really appreciate your thoughtful messages, gestures and kindness.

“If you have any information that could assist in the investigation, please tell the police.”

The Queensland Police Service said they are investigating an “allegation of sexual assault related to an incident in Yeppoon”.

“Investigations into this matter are ongoing. As is customary with these types of investigations, no further comment will be made at this time.”

Queensland Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the allegations were shocking.

“I’ve read Brittany’s statement and it’s really hard to read.”