Hanson once again calls for Joy Burch’s resignation

Share Canberra's trusted news:

jeremy hanson

JEREMY Hanson has again called for Joy Burch to resign or be dumped from Cabinet and for Andrew Barr to cut ACT Labor’s financial and political ties to the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU).

“Following revelations that Joy Burch provided details of a conversation with the Chief Police Officer over the conduct of police at building sites to the CFMEU, these calls need to be acted on,” Jeremy said.

“The conduct of Joy Burch is not appropriate for a police minister. This incident reported in today’s media is just the latest in a long list issues with Ms Burch, her poor conduct and poor management of her portfolios.

“It seems if you’re talking to the Barr government, you’re talking to the CFMEU. There is no distinction anymore. It’s highly inappropriate to have the Minister or her staff conveying information to the CFMEU, particularly during an investigation.

“Enough is enough, Andrew Barr needs to stand up to the factions in ACT Labor and cut ties with the CFMEU as well as make sure Joy Burch leaves Cabinet,” Mr Hanson concluded.

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep citynews.com.au free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleMacklin / As the world is saved, Abbott boxes on
Next articleArts / Festival plans to ‘move sound mountains’

Leave a Reply