Matt Brown, New South Wales parliamentarian and police minister, has been forced to resign from what must be the world's most sexually repressed legislature.
An Australian state government minister was forced to quit following reports that he danced in his underwear at a parliamentary office party, the state premier said Thursday.
Matt Brown resigned late Wednesday, only three days after he was sworn in as police minister of Australia's most populous state, New South Wales Premier Nathan Rees said….
Rees said he demanded Brown's resignation Wednesday night because the former lawyer and university lecturer — a state lawmaker for nine years — initially gave assurances that "absolutely nothing untoward" had happened during the party.
"I subsequently put it to former minister Brown late last night that there are too many reports of you in your underwear for me to ignore," Rees told Fairfax Radio Network. "He conceded he'd been in his underwear and that gave me no option but to demand his resignation."
If this had happened in America, we'd be reading reports of how they laugh at us in foreign countries, where parliamentarians dance in their underwear all the time.