Friday, 12 September 2008

Tas Premier sacks Wriedt

Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett has sacked Paula Wriedt from his Cabinet.

Mr Bartlett says he decided the time had come to reassign her portfolio.

He spoke to her about this but he says she was unable to make that decision.

He went to Government House this morning and asked the Governor to relinquish her responsiblities.

Ms Wriedt attempted suicide last month and admitted an affair with her driver.

The driver, Ben Chaffey, is on stress leave and is seeking a payout of more than $100,000 from the State Government.

Ms Wriedt revealed she was suffering from depression

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