Last night, I read a section of the independent review being conducted by Graeme Head. This section is relevant to my role as Minister. It creates a question as to whether I breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct.
In my view, no such breach has occurred. However, I agree it is important that this matter is investigated appropriately and support the Premier’s decision to do so.
I have always applied the highest levels of integrity in my conduct as a Minister.
To maintain the integrity of the Cabinet, I have decided to resign as a Minister to allow the investigation to be completed. Accordingly, I will also be resigning as the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party.
I believe I have always acted in accordance with the Ministerial Code of Conduct and in the best interests of the people of NSW. I will continue to serve my community as the passionate Member for Penrith.