“As a person who migrated to Australia from Bosnia and Herzegovina as a child, as an MP and now Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs in the Victorian Parliament, such allegations are serious and the effect of this smear on my family has been both hurtful and distressing,” Ms Peulich said.
“The allegations have taken a toll on my family, my elderly mother in particular.
“I would like to thank all of those friends, supporters, and members of the community, including our multicultural communities, for their support and encouragement during this time.
“It is a period of my life that I am glad to put behind me,” Ms Peulich said.
LINK to comments made in Parliament last August: http://hansard.parliament.vic.gov.au/?IW_INDEX=HansardXML&IW_FIELD_TEXT=SpeechIdKey%20CONTAINS%20(5-08-2015_council_2)%20AND%20OrderId%20CONTAINS%20(0)&LDMS=Y
The apology can be found at: www.facebook.com/IngaPeulichMP/photos/a.10150979219082512.437066.250096022511/10154226290637512