Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thank heavens.Thomson resigns as economics committee chair.

Parliament deserves that dignity.


Embattled federal Labor MP Craig Thomson has confirmed he will step down as chairman of the House of Representatives economics committee.

His decision comes after NSW police said they were looking into the alleged misuse of a credit card issued to Mr Thomson when he was general secretary of the Health Services Union.

"Today I have advised the secretary of the House economics committee that I have decided to resign as chair of the committee," the member for the NSW Central Coast seat of Dobell said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The current circumstances will clearly distract from the important work of the committee.

"I continue to reject claims of wrongdoing."

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