Thursday, October 26, 2006

Carl Scully Resigns

Last night (26-Oct-06), Carl Scully resigned as NSW Police Minister.

He had admitted making two "mistakes" which misled the NSW Parliament within the last week.

Mr Scully appeared to be tired and upset when announcing his resignation on TV. That is understandable. He, and NSW Premier (Morris Iemma) ought to be embarrassed - that a Minister does not know what he does, or does not know likely important information from an imminent report, could indicate problems with his/her Ministerial performance. The voters of NSW have seen Mr Scully perform as a "tough guy" of the Labor Party, towards politicians of all sides.

Mr Scully has had Ministerial responsibility in a number of different portfolios, including Police, Roads, Transport, Housing, State Development. At times, controversy seemed to follow him.

The voters of NSW might not miss Mr Scully as a Minister.

The Analyst