BARR MUST REMOVE BURCH FROM CABINET AND DETAIL ALL OF THE ISSUES THAT LED TO HER RESIGNATION

Simply accepting Joy Burch’s resignation as Police Minister is a weak and inadequate response from Andrew Barr. If Ms Burch is unfit to be the Police Minister then she is unfit to be the Education Minister, the Gaming Minister, or hold any other position in Cabinet, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today.

“The Chief Minister has failed in his responsibility to the people of the ACT by not removing Joy Burch from Cabinet,” Mr Hanson said.

“Mr Barr must also fully explain the other matters beyond the inappropriate briefing of the CFMEU that he claims led to her resignation.”

“Andrew Barr’s failure to stand up to Labor’s factions and the CFMEU further erodes the integrity of his government and is to the detriment of our community.

“I once again call on Andrew Barr to sack Joy Burch and cut financial and political ties with the CFMEU,” Mr Hanson concluded.