Thursday, May 30, 2024

Local Govt Minister takes leave for cancer treatment

Victorian Local Government Minister, Shaun Leane, has announced this evening that he will take four weeks’ leave to treat skin cancers.

The Minister for Veterans, Local Government and Suburban Development said he would continue to receive radiation therapy to treat the cancers, which had left him battling fatigue and pain.

“Over the past month, I’ve been receiving radiation therapy across my shoulders and chest to treat a number of skin cancers,” Mr Leane (pictured) said in a statement.

“My prognosis for recovery is very good, but I’ve reached a point in recent days where I’m struggling with the physical effects of the treatment – such as fatigue and pain.

“My ability to fulfill my responsibilities to the Government, the stakeholders I represent and my Eastern Metropolitan electorate to the degree that is acceptable to myself is being compromised.

“I will be taking leave for the next four weeks, which – all going well – coincides with the end of my treatment period.”

He said Luke Donnellan would act as Minister for Veterans, while Mary-Anne Thomas, would stand in as Minister for Local Government and Suburban Development in his absence.

“I look forward to returning in a healthy state and continuing on with the important initiatives in my portfolios and representing the Eastern Metropolitan Region in the Legislative Council.”

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