Troy Buswell has done the right thing by paying for the damage he caused while on his way home from a wedding in February, according to the Minister for Police and Road Safety.
Liza Harvey said she was "very pleased" that Mr Buswell withdrew his insurance claim with Government insurer RiskCover after causing nearly $15,000 damage to his own car, as well as damaging five others and a Telstra light pole early on February 23.
"I don't condone the actions of Troy in these circumstances, never have, never will and I'm pleased now that he's paying for the damage - it's the right thing to do," she said.
Mrs Harvey said she still stood behind a police investigation and would comment on recommendations made during a parliamentary inquiry into the incident after the winter recess.
Shadow police minister Michelle Roberts said Mr Buswell had no future in politics until he made a full statement and owned up to what he did.
"When you are a member of Parliament, you need to be accountable for your actions," Mrs Roberts said.