Statement from the Hon. Jane Howlett MLC


Yesterday afternoon, I spoke to the Premier and tendered my resignation from the Cabinet.

This was an incredibly difficult decision to make, but the correct one for my family and myself, following the loss of my dear brother last week.

I am proud of my record as Minister and I would like to thank the Premier for the opportunity to serve in his Cabinet, and to my colleagues, staff, stakeholders and the Liberal Party - I thank them for their friendship and encouragement.

Above all, I would like to thank my family for their support. This has been a very challenging time and now it is time for me to return that support to them.

Being a Minister is an incredible honour and privilege which deserves and requires a 100 per cent commitment which I simply cannot provide at this time.

I intend to remain in Parliament serving the people of the electorate of Prosser as a backbench member of the Gutwein Liberal Government.