Family First senator resigns from the senate
FAMILY First senator Bob Day has tendered his resignation, effective immediately.
His resignation deprives the Government of a certain vote on its Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) legislation.
Pressure had been mounting on the now-former senator to resign as his construction company crumbled.
As Home Australia went into liquidation, Mr Day signalled his intention to resign, but later appeared to pull back on that announcement as an investor circled his failed business.
In a statement issued today, he said that potential investors would not be financing his company.
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