CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two senior Australian government ministers have announced they will quit politics just days after beleaguered Prime Minister Julia Gillard said elections will be held Sept. 14.
Government leader in the Senate, Chris Evans, the third most senior government minister, and Attorney General Nicola Roxon announced Saturday they are resigning from the Cabinet.
Evans, the minister for tertiary education, skills, science and research, said he will quit the Senate within months. Roxon will leave Parliament at the next election.
The resignations mean Gillard will make a major reshuffle of her cabinet before her center-left Labor Party government faces likely defeat at elections.
Gillard surprised Australians on Wednesday by announcing the election date. Governments traditionally give the opposition little more than a month's notice. She praised both ministers for their contribution.
Here's Trey Gowdy's Scathing Letter to Democrat Elijah Cummings
The truth about gun deaths: numbers and actual solutions
Obama's answer on Putin leaves us 'literally speechless'
Sane People Would Build More Reservoirs | RedState
"OBAMA GO HOME." President Blasted By Pro-Gun Protesters During Roseburg Visit - Bearing Arms - Barack Obama, Umpqua Community College
- Vladimir Putin’s Russia Adopts Concealed Carry
The Problem Isn't Guns Or White Men | Human Events