[First filed: Oct 9, 2009 @ 8:21]
Some would say that it was inevitable following a long list of difficult episodes caused to the ALP government, but there was never any certainty given the man is as stoic as they come.
But it has finally come to pass that John Hargreaves is stepping down from the ministry, as reported by the ABC this morning.
There is no news on the ministry replacement as yet. What do people think? Joy Burch or Mary Porter?
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Certainly Mary must have sensed the winds of change and has been bumping up her media releases and profile lately…
Meanwhile the Liberals have been pressuring for Hargreaves to serve out his term. Who *was* next on the list? They a bit concerned about that option or something?
And how would John handle the next few years on the “backbench” for all that means in the ACT (apart from a lot lower pay packet)?