Statement on Don Harwin
Following today’s court decision clearing Don Harwin of breaching COVID-19 restrictions in April 2020, he will be reinstated to his former positions in the NSW cabinet.
Mr Harwin’s decision to resign from cabinet was appropriate when he received an infringement notice in April 2020, but now that he has been cleared, it is appropriate that he return to cabinet.
Mr Harwin has always assured me that he did not break the rules.
Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope will be appointed Leader of the House in the Legislative Council and will continue to manage government business.
Following media reports about Mr Harwin’s property disclosures, the Department of Premier and Cabinet has confirmed that Mr Harwin made the relevant disclosures appropriately.