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John Barilaro media statement

Published: 25 March 2021
Released by: Deputy Premier

Media statement from Deputy Premier John Barilaro.

In light of the police investigation and upon learning of allegations against the Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen, I sought Mr Johnsen’s resignation from his role as Parliamentary Secretary and he duly resigned. 

Mr Johnsen also agreed to no longer sit in Nationals Party Room nor Joint Party Room while the police investigation is underway.

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