Luke Donnellan advised me this afternoon that he would be resigning from the ministry effective immediately.
I thank Luke for his contribution to the government in his various ministerial portfolios, particularly his hard work in child protection, disability and ageing.
He has been a passionate advocate for vulnerable kids, people with disability and older Victorians and he leaves a legacy of reform of which he can be proud.
Luke's work has seen a transformation of the system for children and families in Victoria, investing in hundreds of dedicated child protection workers and navigators to do their important work supporting families and kids – making sure they have the stable foundation to begin their lives.
Due to inquiries currently on foot, I will not be making further comment.
Further announcements about the Ministry will be made in due course.
Reviewed 11 October 2021