Victorian Labor minister resigns from cabinet
Luke Donnellan has resigned from cabinet.
It’s been alleged the member for Narre Warren North paid for Labor Party membership fees on behalf of others as part of a branch-stacking operation led by former powerbroker Adem Somyurek.
The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is investigating allegations of industrial-scale branch stacking in the Labor Party following a Nine expose last year.
Mr Donnellan is now the fourth minister to stand aside in relation to that investigation.
He released a statement on Monday, stating he never misused public funds or resources in any way.
The Labor MP will remain on the backbench.
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