Opposition Senator and former Minister of Agriculture Ezechiel Joseph has resigned from the Senate.
Joseph who is currently overseas said it was a party decision to give up the position. He said the United Workers Party (UWP) wants to give some of its candidates exposure.
Joseph said his resignation will make way for a new Senator to be appointed by the UWP.
The former Babonneau MP said his resignation will take effect from December 31, 2015.
He will be attending the last sitting of the Senate for the year on which takes place on Friday.