Communications minister Conroy resigns in wake of spill

Communications minister Stephen Conroy has announced he has resigned in the wake of last night’s Labor leadership coup against Julia Gillard.

Senator Conroy’s office this morning confirmed the minister has stepped down announcing the news on Twitter.Conroy

“Can confirm Conroy has resigned. Keep supporting Labor & the #NBN, most important infrastructure in our country’s history #auspol,” his office tweeted.

Conroy has been a controversial and somewhat combative communications minister who spearheaded Labor’s NBN policy and led the media reform debate in March, which ultimately saw the legislation scrapped under fierce opposition from the media industry.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting former arts minister Simon Crean is tipped to be the new communications minister.

Nic Christensen


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