02 July 2020 – Minister of Health resigns as public opinion turns against him

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Electoral changes; Non-governmental interventions; Individual responses
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Health

Overview: Minister of Health tenders his resignation following his failure to take responsibility for mishandling early release from managed isolation the previous week
Full details here: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/statement-minister-health-dr-david-clark

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Type of Justification: Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Widely criticised for letting the well-respected and trusted DG Health take the blame for an incident of mismanaged quarantine
Evidence/Justification: Personally offered his resignation