Govt reshuffle: Lee demoted, Simmonds loses portfolio

Govt reshuffle: Lee demoted, Simmonds loses portfolio
Melissa Lee. (Image: NZME)
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Melissa Lee has been stripped of her media and communications portfolio and dropped from the cabinet, prime minister Christopher Luxon announced today.He has given Paul Goldsmith the portfolio after Lee was widely criticised over her public handling of the numerous issues facing the media.Lee will remain as minister for economic development and for ethnic communities and associate minister for ACC.Climate change and revenue minister Simon Watts will move into the cabinet to fill the gap left by Lee's demotion.Luxon also took the disability...

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