Dad of toddlers who died after being left in hot car speaks out

The dad of one of the two little girls who died in a hot car south of Brisbane wants a public enquiry into their deaths.

The man, who hasn’t been named, told 7News he “wants to expose the truth” after the bodies of Chloe-Ann, 1, and Darcey-Helen, 2, were found in Waterford West on Saturday.

He’s biologically the father of one of the toddlers but considers himself a father to both.

Their mum, Kerri-Ann Conley, 27, has been remanded in custody on two counts of murder and two drug-related charges.

Sisters Chloe-Ann, 1, and Darcey-Helen, 2, died after allegedly being left in a hot car by their mum. Source: Nine News

“I want a full public inquiry into the deaths of my girls," he told 7News.com.au.

"I want those responsible for the inaction that led to my kids being exposed to the situation that they were in to be held accountable.”

Conley is the first person to be charged under the state's expanded definition of murder, which includes reckless indifference to human life. 

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Monday said the state's child safety department had been engaged with the family and will now conduct a child death review, as is protocol. 

Tributes for Chloe-Ann and her sister outside the home in Waterford West. Source: AAP

Attorney-General Yvette D'ath will ask Cheryl Vardon, the Queensland Family and Child Commission's principal commissioner, to investigate what happened.

Ms Palaszczuk said she would release those findings.

"The death of these two young girls is an absolute tragedy," she said.

"I was heartbroken when I heard about it, I think everybody would be in exactly the same position."

Residents of the community are devastated by the little girls' deaths. Source: AAP

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