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W.A. Treasurer Troy Buswell Resigns; Premier Colin Barnett Cites Breakdown

The Western Australian Treasurer, Troy Buswell, has resigned after an accident involving his ministerial car. The Premier, Colin Barnett, says Buswell has suffered a breakdown and has been hospitalised over recent weeks.

Speaking at a press conference in Perth, Barnett said he had accepted Buswell’s resignation and assumed the Treasurer’s portfolio himself. He said ministerial changes would be finalised by the end of this week.


According to newspaper reports, Buswell crashed his car the day before going on leave on February 23. [Read more…]