The AFR is reporting that Chris Evans has resigned his ministry.
The Gillard government’s rocky start to the 2013 election year has gotten worse with the resignation of cabinet minister Chris Evans.
Senator Evans, who is a strong supporter of Ms Gillard, resigned his ministry on Friday night and it will be announced on Saturday.
He was the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs, Science and Research and the government’s leader in the Senate, making him the third most senior member of the government.
Nobody will notice his absence – although it does reflect poorly on the government.