SA Deputy Prime Minister Vickie Chapman resigns as ombudsman continues investigation

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South Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Attorney General will leave their posts after the state’s parliament votes of no confidence in the cabinet minister.

Vickie Chapman was engulfed by allegations of conflicts of interest after a parliamentary inquiry last week revealed that she had repeatedly misled parliament on a rejected Kangaroo Island development application.

Ms Chapman told The Advertiser she stepped aside to allow SA Ombudsman Wayne Lines to conduct an “independent” investigation into her August rejection of her application to build a timber port on the island.

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