Joy Burch should resign

After her ill-conceived and sneaky decision to allow $50 bank notes to be used in Canberra poker machines against the wishes of the Chief Minister, I call on Joy Burch to resign as an ACT Minister. If she refuses, Andrew Barr should do the right thing by Canberrans and remove her from the ministry, Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson said today. 

“The bank note fiasco is only the latest in a long list of blunders from Joy Burch during her time in the ACT Ministry, starting with handing out Labor Club membership forms to school children,” Mr Hanson said.

“Over the past few years we’ve seen Joy Burch embroiled in scandal after scandal including:

  • Breaches of the law in care and protection that saw children in homes with broken glass and no heating.
  • Mismanagement of the education system that caused safety issues resulting in evacuations while schools continue to burst at the seams.
  • Putting Nazi strippers on stage at the Multicultural Festival.
  • Sending an offensive tweet describing federal education minister Christopher Pyne.

“Andrew Barr has made it clear in the media that he doesn’t have faith in Joy Burch’s judgement. It’s time for her to go. She’s been a chaotic and incompetent minister,” Mr Hanson concluded.