Statement from Premier Campbell Newman

Published Friday, 15 February, 2013 at 11:20 AM

The Honourable Campbell Newman

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman today accepted the resignation of the Minister for Science, IT, Innovation and the Arts, Ros Bates, effective immediately.

The Premier paid tribute to Ms Bates and the contribution she has made to the portfolio.

“Ros has done an outstanding job under difficult circumstances,” Mr Newman said.

“Unfortunately the demanding role has taken a toll personally and on her health, and she had decided not to risk those issues impacting on the performance of her duties.

“I commend her for her decision. She has done the right thing by her family, her constituents, and the government.”

[ENDS] 15 February 2013