MUST GO: Stephen Bennett’s apology for leaking a document will not suffice, says one reader.
MUST GO: Stephen Bennett’s apology for leaking a document will not suffice, says one reader.

LETTER: Apology won’t do

I WAS shocked and dismayed to read about the scandal of Stephen Bennett being referred to the Ethics Committee (NM, 21/04).

How can the supposed shadow minister for the environment be leaking confidential committee documents to his mining lobby mates and just think a throw away apology will suffice?

Surely he has to resign or be sacked as a committee member and shadow minister at the bare minimum.

Don't be fooled. This was a deliberate act, this wasn't a stray email or a misplaced document.

Don't be swayed by his weasel words in a desperate attempt to try and paint himself as just "trying to do the right thing".

He knew exactly what he was doing. This is a serious black mark on his integrity.

The deviousness of his actions beg the question how many other times has he done things like this?

How can we ever trust anything he ever says again?

Mr Bennett has surely now lost the confidence of his electorate as it shows he cares more about his mates in the mining lobby than the people he represents.

RICHARD PASCOE

Bundaberg



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