Statement from John Barilaro

Deputy Premier

Deputy Premier John Barilaro media statement on Michael Johnsen.

There is currently a police investigation underway which we must let proceed without prejudice.

In light of this investigation, last week Michael Johnsen was removed from the Nationals and Coalition Party Rooms and suspended from the National Party.

Following reports this morning I contacted Mr Johnsen to express the view that his position as a Member of Parliament is untenable.

This is disgusting behaviour and will never be acceptable, nor should it be, and I’m calling for Mr Johnsen to resign from Parliament immediately.

It is now up to Mr Johnsen to reconsider his position as an independent Member of Parliament.

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