Bill Stefaniak has announced he’s made up his mind about what to do about Coroner Maria Doogan’s report into the 2003 bushfires.
First thing next Tuesday morning, the Legislative Assembly’s first sitting day of the year, he’s going to move a no confidence motion against the Chief Minister. Effectively this means the sitting agenda won’t get underway until the following week, as debate must be adjourned so members can consider the motion.
Mr Stefaniak does say that “the Opposition does not lightly move a motion of no confidence in a Chief Minister”, though it will handily give them all an extra week of holidays.
If the motion is passed (unlikely, with the majority government), convention requires the Chief Minister to resign.
Interestingly, Jon Stanhope has moved the most no confidence motions in the Assembly’s history; being three against Kate Carnell. She resigned before the last of these could be debated.