Jai Rowell, who has been dumped from the NSW Ministry by Premier Mike Baird, seems to have accepted his fate with grace.
Rowell, who is the MP for Wollondilly, has promised to work hard for his constituents in the next four years.
“It has been both a pleasure and an honour to serve in the first Baird Ministry as the Minister for Mental Health and Assistant Minister for Health,’’ said Mr Rowell in his public statement.
“As Minister I was able to launch once in a generation reforms to the way we deliver vital mental health services in NSW, achieving a $115m boost to strengthen prevention and early intervention and increase community based care.
“During my time in cabinet I was also successful in ushering in significant reforms to the Mental Health Act making it easier for people experiencing mental illness and their carers to access initial assessments and ongoing care.
“The cabinet team announced today is a strong team and I am confident they will build on the considerable record of achievement during the NSW Liberals and Nationals first term in Government.
“I look forward to continuing to work hard in my capacity as local member in ensuring that we deliver upon the election commitments made to the people of Wollondilly.”
Mr Rowell’s father, Ted, is the deputy mayor of Campbelltown City Council.