The Minister for Police and Corrections has advised me that he will be taking a leave of absence from the Cabinet and his parliamentary duties for three months.
I support Wade in his decision to take leave while he receives the support that he needs. He has made a courageous decision that is in the best interests of his health and his family and I commend him for it.
I wish Wade and his family all the best and look forward to him resuming his Cabinet and parliamentary responsibilities in due course.
In the interim, Robin Scott will serve as Acting Minister for Police and Corrections.
Reviewed 15 September 2020