Queensland Premier Campbell Newman
Statement From Premier Campbell Newman
Victor P Taffa
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman tonight accepted the resignation of his Police and Community Safety Minister David Gibson, effectively immediately.
“Late today Mr. Gibson informed me that in November last year, due to an unpaid speeding fine his driver’s licence was suspended for three months.” the Premier said.
“During that time, it is alleged Mr. Gibson on one occasion drove a motor vehicle and will now face a possible charge of unlicensed driving.”
“Mr. Gibson maintains he was unaware of the correspondence informing him of his licence suspension.”
“However, Mr. Gibson knows of the high standard I expect from my ministers, and so he has tendered his resignation, which I have accepted.” the Premier said.
“I will be appointing a new Police Minister tomorrow.”