Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has stood aside from his ministerial role, as a result of accusations made today.
In a statement Mr Ward says, "Today I have been made aware by a journalist of an investigation into me by NSW Police.
I have not been contacted by Police in relation to any allegations.
I deny any wrongdoing.
Until this matter is resolved, it is appropriate I stand aside from my role as Minister. I will also remove myself from the Liberal Party room.
I will not be making any further comment at this time."
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