1.20pm – Craig Thomson has confirmed that his membership of the ALP has been suspended and he will now sit on the parliamentary crossbenches.
Speaking at a media conference in his Dobell electorate, Thomson said he will continue to support the ALP on questions of confidence and supply.
He parried questions from journalists about when the Prime Minister contacted him. He said both of them had reached the same decision but for different reasons.
- Listen to Thomson’s media conference (14m)