In recent days I have been talking with Jami-Lee Ross.
He has asked for some time away from Parliament to deal with some personal health issues and I have granted him that.
Jami-Lee will be stepping back from his portfolio responsibilities and from the Opposition front bench.
His Transport portfolio will be picked up by Paul Goldsmith and his Infrastructure responsibilities by Judith Collins. Paul Goldsmith’s Revenue portfolio will be picked up by Andrew Bayly.
I will not be making any further comment on the nature of the health issues given this is a private matter but I can confirm this decision is unrelated to the ongoing leak investigation.