Australian minister resigned after an incident with a woman at a Hong Kong bar

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“After being invited to reflect on his position, he offered his resignation which I have accepted,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a statement. Briggs will remain in parliament. On his personal website he previously declared: “It is a great privilege to represent the best electorate in Australia in our national Parliament.” Regarding the incident which determined his resignation he said in a statement: “At no point was it my intention to act inappropriately and I’m obliged to note for the record that nothing illegal has been alleged or did in fact occur.” Briggs has apologized to the woman who made the complaint He did not name the public servant who made the allegations. Briggs is married and has three children. He lives in Aldgate, South Australia.

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