Thursday, 11 September 2008

NSW police minister quits

Police Minister Matt Brown has tendered his resignation to the Premier

THE new NSW Police Minister, Matt Brown, has quit the state cabinet just three days after being promoted.

It is understood the Premier, Nathan Rees, spoke to Mr Brown earlier yesterday evening and the minister tendered his resignation.

"Matt has tendered his resignation to the Premier tonight and the Premier has accepted his resignation, a spokesman for Mr Brown said last night. "He apologises for any embarrassment he has caused the Government."

The resignation will force the Premier to find a replacement for Mr Brown, who has yet to indicate whether he will resign from Parliament.

Mr Rees will still have the headache of moving a senior politician into the difficult police portfolio.

Rees moves quickly to replace disgraced minister

New South Wales Premier Nathan Rees says Tony Kelly will be the state's new Police Minister following the resignation of Matt Brown, who has quit.

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