Tim Carmody will resign as the Chief Justice of the Queensland Supreme court.
The man should never had been appointed.
He had been the Chief Magistrate. Appointing him was a complete joke. A magistrate is not a judge. See Ken Parish. He was never up to the task. He still had not written his opinion when other Judges had completed theirs. see here and here
Whether it was deliberate or simply incompetence Carmody was seen as Newman's patsy.
The judgement ( pun intended) by Newman was appalling both ex ante and more so ex poste.
Other Conservative leaders have found Judges who were qualified and fit for the job why couldn't Newman.
One may never know.