Justine Keay’s Resignation

Ms Keay’s predicament has been clear for months. Nothing has changed today – and at every step along the way Ms Keay knew she was in strife.

In October, following the High Court’s earlier decisions I called on her to resign. Instead of doing the honourable thing, she went on to claim more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded salary despite constantly failing to deliver for her electorate.

While I am pleased she has finally done the right thing, it is disappointing that she, backed by Bill Shorten and Rebecca White, engaged in a long-running deception against the people of Braddon despite “rolled-gold” assurances.

In this by-election the choice couldn’t be clearer: a strong and stable Liberal Government that delivers for the North West or a dysfunctional Labor candidate solely focused on holding onto the trappings of office.

About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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