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Jai's dad makes progress in Sydney

Hopeful: Steve Drummond (centre) met Ballina MP Don Page, andEducation Minister Verity Firth in Sydney on Tuesday to talk aboutissues surrounding his son’s death at Mullumbimby High School.
Hopeful: Steve Drummond (centre) met Ballina MP Don Page, andEducation Minister Verity Firth in Sydney on Tuesday to talk aboutissues surrounding his son’s death at Mullumbimby High School.

A HOPEFUL Steve Drummond returned from Sydney yesterday after meetings with the NSW Coroner and the Education Minister concerning the death of his son, Jai Morcom, at Mullumbimby High School last year.

“I achieved what I intended to which was to see the Coroner and speak to the Minister and give them my evidence and the petitions,” he said.

“The Minister (Verity Firth) showed genuine concern and said she was 100 per cent behind me in finding out the truth. She said she supported the coronial inquest system to achieve that.

“We also spoke about youth violence and violence in schools, and she was receptive to my ideas.”

Member for Ballina, Don Page, helped organise the meeting where Mr Drummond handed the Minister 1200 petition letters after delivering 1400 letters to theCoroner last week.

“The Coroner’s Office gave avery positive response to my submission and a lot of information about the coronial process,” he said. “I believe if the truth is ever going to come out it will be through the Coroner.”

A spokesman for the Minister said it was inappropriate to comment while the matter was being considered by the Coroner.



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