Australian government ministers quit politics
CANBERRA (AP) - Two senior Australian government ministers announced on Saturday that they are quitting politics only days after beleaguered Prime Minister Julia Gillard said elections will be held in September.
Government leader in the Senate Chris Evans, the third most senior government minister, and Attorney General Nicola Roxon announced they have resigned from Cabinet.
Mr Evans, the minister for tertiary education, skills, science and research, said he will quit the Senate within months.
Ms Roxon will leave the Parliament at the next election.