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Australian Cabinet minister quits over leadership

 Australia's prime minister Julia Gillard, left, arrives at a press conference with Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan to make a statement to the media ...
 Australia's prime minister Julia Gillard, left, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan, makes a statement to the media after a leadership ba...
 Australian Opposition leader Tony Abbott, right, makes a statement to the media as leader of the Nationals party, Warren Truss stands next to him aft...

Australia Politics

Australia's prime minister Julia Gillard, left, arrives at a press conference with Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan to make a statement to the media ...

Australia Politics

Australia's prime minister Julia Gillard, left, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan, makes a statement to the media after a leadership ba...

Australia Politics

Australian Opposition leader Tony Abbott, right, makes a statement to the media as leader of the Nationals party, Warren Truss stands next to him aft...

Australia's prime minister has accepted the resignation of a Cabinet minister who had supported a bungled leadership challenge.
Chris Bowen told reporters Friday that his resignation was "the honorable thing to do."
He had been the minister of tertiary education, skills, science and research.
Thursday's fiasco is reinforcing perceptions of Julia Gillard's government as dysfunctional. Gillard already removed the minister who forced her to call the party leadership ballot and a junior minister who supported the would-be challenger.


Updated : 2021-07-28 18:02 GMT+08:00