PREMIER Daniel Andrews has issued a statement regarding the death of Ballarat politician Jaala Pulford's daughter Sinead.
The statement is as follows:
On behalf of the Victorian Government and the Victorian Labor Party, I send my deepest condolences to Jaala Pulford and her family on the loss of their brave young lady, Sinead.
Sinead passed away peacefully in her sleep at 5:15am this morning. She was 13.
Jaala and Jeff Pulford gave their hearts to their daughter and were devoted to her every need and wish. It is now the Pulford family’s wish to mourn in private and I trust this will be respected.
Jaala’s friends and colleagues across the Labor movement and across the aisles of Parliament give their thoughts and prayers to the Pulford family during this difficult time.
Until Jaala is ready to return to her duties, I will be serving as Acting Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Regional Development.
The Hon Daniel Andrews MP
Premier of Victoria