The Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner has announced his resignation after delivering the budget. He cites the birth of his second son and that his heart and head are no longer in politics but at home.
He suffered a heart attack in January 2020 and received cardiac surgery. This also played a part in his announcement.
He was the member of Fannie Bay in 2008 before being elected as Labor leader in 2015, and then elected in the 2016 election as Chief Minister.
He will now move to the backbench and represent his electorate of Fannie Bay, relinquishing his roles as Chief Minister and treasurer.
His final engagement will be today before he takes a few weeks of paternity leave.
Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Aniston will step into the role in an acting capacity until a vote is held by the Labor caucus which could come as early as Friday to elect a new Chief Minister.