ABC Online are reporting that Stefaniak has stood aside and Jacqui Burke has stepped aside, leaving the way for Zed Seselja and Brendan Smyth to rise to the positions of Opposition Leader and Deputy unopposed, as they were the only nominees.
Stefaniak claims he was not politely asked to go, and that it was entirely his own decision.
Jacqui Burke has remained quiet.
[ED – And Stanhope just can’t believe his luck. It will, however, be very interesting to see what the Big Z can do, he’s been very quiet through all the ructions]