This morning I notified the Premier that I will stand aside from my ministerial responsibilities and notified the Governor of the resignation of my commission.
It has been an enormous honour to serve the Victorian people across a number of portfolios including Suburban Development, Local Government and Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation.
I no longer want these matters to be a distraction to the Government. They have placed enormous pressure on my family and caused them great distress.
I look forward to the opportunity to clear my name and am confident any investigative process will do so.
I note that these matters do not relate to any allegations of criminality or corruption.
I will continue to serve my electorate of Kororoit, which remains the greatest honour of my life.