Statement From Luke Donnellan

11 October 2021

Today I called the Premier to inform him that I’m stepping down as a Minister in the Andrews Government.

I accept that I have previously breached party rules while a Minister.

But let me be very clear: I never misused public funds or resources in any way. And this has absolutely nothing to do with my staff.

However, I don’t believe it is possible or appropriate to maintain my Ministerial responsibilities given these rule breaches. The work to support vulnerable Victorians is too important, especially during the pandemic.

Serving as a Minister in this government has been an incredible privilege and I thank the Premier and my colleagues for that opportunity.

I also thank my staff and all the department officials who have been working so bloody hard to support the community. You’ve been marvellous.

Reviewed 11 October 2021

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