liberal mp adam brooks quits tas office

Liberal MP Adam Brooks quits Tas office

Australia

Controversial Tasmanian politician Adam Brooks has quit parliament months after a scathing report into a perceived conflict of interest during his time as mining minister.

Mr Brooks announced his decision not to return from a period of leave on Monday after a November report from the state’s Integrity Commission found he was involved in the operation of his mining business while in cabinet and didn’t properly inform the premier.

“I will be resigning from parliament. I do this with extreme sadness as it has been a privilege and an honour to serve the people of Braddon for the past nine years,” Mr Brooks told Tasmania Talks.