JOEL Fitzgibbon has resigned as Defence Minister over a series of meetings involving his brother Mark, the head of health insurance company NIB, US health giant Humana, and the Government.
In a letter to Kevin Rudd, Mr Fitzgibbon said he could not be "satisfied" that he had "entirely conformed with your ministerial code of conduct".
At a press conference in Canberra, the Prime Minister said Mr Fitzgibbon had been “a first-class defence minister”.
Oopsie. Thinks (finally) he may have not entirely conformed with Rudd's ministerial code of conduct. Finally. Where was the tipping point?
Hearing him on PM tonight complaining that he's been Judased by people close to him was really annoying. You stupid man. If you hadn't done anything wrong or deceptive none of this, NONE OF THIS, would have jumped back at you and snapped you on the arse. (If you go to PM you can listen, the transcript should be up later if you can't bear to listen... and if they decide to put up the transcript, sometimes if they're embarrassing they become "untilligible".)
More on PM later... I hope.