- Aug 17, 2002
It feels like a weird dreamBrogden resigns after race slur row
NSW Opposition Leader John Brogden has resigned as leader of the Liberal Party after revelations he labelled Bob Carr's Malaysian-born wife a "mail-order bride" and pinched the bottom of a female journalist at a function last month.
Announcing his retirement at a press conference this morning, he said: "I acted dishonourably and now is the time to act honourably".
Mr Brogden said he would stay on as Member for Pittwater.
He offered an unreserved apology to Helena Carr and former premier, Bob Carr, for the "silly joke for which I can only but apologise and do so sincerely". [...]
By Jano Gibson and AAP
August 29, 2005 - 11:44AM
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