A politician has been forced to resign because he misled his leader – but it was in Australia not New Zealand
An Australian state premier says his police minister has quit his Cabinet post over revelations that he danced in his underwear at a parliamentary office party.
New South Wales Premier Nathan Rees told Fairfax Radio Network on Thursday that he demanded Matt Brown’s resignation Wednesday night because Brown had misled him about what had happened at the office party three months ago.
Rees says Brown initially claimed that nothing inappropriate had happened at the party but later admitted to stripping to his underwear.
It’s good to know there’s somewhere in the world where the truth is still valued, ethical standards are upheld and elected representatives are held to account for lying.