The following response is attributed to a spokesperson for the Prime Minister
The Prime Minister is very sorry for the family's loss. His intervention was intended to be made only directly to the Premier as he has done on dozens of other cases. It is unfortunate that the Premier chose to refer to her conversation with the Prime Minister in the Parliament.
The Prime Minister's preference was that this matter be handled discreetly.
The Prime Minister wishes Alexandra and her family every comfort and condolence at this very difficult time.