#O’Farrell Finance Minister warned after appearing to be drunk in #parliament | #NSWpol

The New South Wales Premier has given his Finance Minister Greg Pearce a stern warning over allegations he had to be sent home from parliament because he was drunk.

Greg Pearce with Premier Barry O'Farrell.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, as other Upper House MPs sat through a marathon debate on victims of crime compensation laws, Greg Pearce was given a pair and allowed to leave.

The official reason given was that he was unwell, but Upper House sources say he had been seen drinking at a Liberal Party fundraiser at parliament and appeared to be too drunk to continue.

via NSW Finance Minister Greg Pearce warned after appearing to be drunk in parliament – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.

1 Comment on #O’Farrell Finance Minister warned after appearing to be drunk in #parliament | #NSWpol

  1. This Govt is starting to show cracks. The hypocrisy emanating Premier O’Farrell’s cabinet is a disgrace.


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