Roger Jaensch must resign

Tasmanian Labor
  • Culture of deception and incompetence in government ranks
  • Roger Jaensch had opportunity to correct the record and failed to do so
  • Jaensch must resign or be sacked
  • The events in State Parliament this week demonstrate the incompetence and deception within the ranks of the Liberal government.

    Labor Leader Rebecca White said Peter Gutwein has surrounded himself with people whose default is to deceive, mislead and bungle matters of importance.

    “This was made clear today by the behaviour of Roger Jaensch, who clearly misled the parliament.

    “The minister had an opportunity twice in Parliament to truthfully answer a direct question. He failed to provide an honest answer and had opportunities to correct the record but failed to do so.

    “And Roger Jaensch has form – this is not the first time he has been dishonest. Last week he misled the house again regarding the number of affordable houses this government has built.

    “These deceptions sit alongside serial incompetence by ministers. The responsibility lies squarely with Peter Gutwein who has allowed this culture to flourish.

    “It’s been demonstrated that when under pressure, Roger Jaensch’s default response is to mislead. He has breached his Ministerial obligations and failed to uphold the standards expected of Parliamentarians.

    “If he will not do the honourable thing and resign, Peter Gutwein must sack him.”

    Rebecca White MP

    Labor Leader

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