DEFENCE Minister Joel Fitzgibbon has resigned from his portfolio.
Mr Fitzgibbon resigned after it was revealed that he had instructed an Army general to meet with a US Insurance company, of which his brother Mark is an employee.
Major-General Paul Alexander, who is in charge of defence health services, told a parliamentary committee that staff of a junior minister and defence staff told him to attend the meetings with Mark Fitzgibbon, the chief executive of insurer NIB Health.
I have been commenting on this fool from the very beginning. He was the Rudd government's biggest dud and we are a better nation with him gone.