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Hodgman must confront Brooks over future in Braddon

  • Premier has failed to discipline Brooks over email scandal
  • Hodgman should be holding serious talks with former Minister on his future
  • Brooks must tell electorate if he is serious about continuing

Premier Hodgman can no longer avoid confronting Braddon MP and failed Minister Adam Brooks about his future as the Liberal Member for the state’s north-west.

Braddon Labor MP Shane Broad said after the damning findings of an Integrity Commission investigation into Mr Brooks’ email fiasco the Premier needed to ask him to step down.

“The Liberals allowed this saga to drag on for two years and ultimately the Integrity Commission found Mr Brooks lied to the Premier, he lied to the Parliament and he lied to the people who put their trust in him by voting for him,” Dr Broad said.

“Premier Hodgman has failed to deliver punishment which matches the gravity of Mr Brooks’ actions in deliberately and deviously deleting emails from the business account he was still operating while he was the Mining Minister and then misleading the Parliament about it.

“The people of Braddon put their trust in Adam Brooks and that trust has been irreparably eroded.

“He has betrayed them with his devious conduct and to be absent from the Parliament and his duties since November on indefinite leave –  but then to show up at Hobart social events at the same time – does not pass the pub test.

“The Premier understands all too well how this sorry chain of events has played out but has been too weak to stand up to Mr Brooks – he needs to front him today and ask him if he is serious about continuing as the Member for Braddon and if intends to provide the representation that the people of Braddon deserve.”

 

Shane Broad MP
Labor Member for Braddon