Recently I have been dealing with some personal health issues.
There are times in life where you have to put your own health and family first. As a husband and a father I need to do that at this time.
That is why I have asked to have some time off on medical leave for a few months.
Simon has been very understanding and agreed to this along with my request that my Transport and Infrastructure portfolios be reallocated and that I step back from my front bench role.
I look forward to returning to Parliament in the future to re-join our Caucus.
I will not be making any further comment and ask for privacy.