The opposition roads spokesman, Robert Furolo, has resigned from the frontbench hours after being ridiculed in parliament over damaging leaks from his Labor colleagues.
Mr Furolo, who is the member for Lakemba, has been a regular target of Coalition barbs since Fairfax revealed in 2010 he had crashed a $400,000 Lamborghini Murcielago in suburban Enfield.
Despite this, he was given the shadow roads portfolio by the Opposition Leader, John Robertson, after last year's election.
Mr Furolo recently returned from his honeymoon in Greece, during which his Facebook posts were ridiculed in The Sun-Herald as indicative of how some opposition frontbenchers were not pulling their weight.
The honeymoon coincided with budget estimates hearings at state parliament during which ministers are expected to be grilled by their opposition counterparts. Because Mr Furolo was away, the opposition transport spokeswoman, Penny Sharpe, was forced to fill in.
"I apologise in advance for the next two weeks of Facebook status updates," Mr Furolo posted from his holiday.
"Photos of fabulous Greek food and the wonderful sites of the Greek islands will feature prominently. To all those stuck at work, we say sorry".
During question time the Premier, Barry O'Farrell, read from Mr Furolo's Facebook page.
"He understandably made no apology and had no regrets about taking two weeks to celebrate his honeymoon," Mr O'Farrell told parliament.
"But he went on to say the biggest shame, however, is that colleagues that have access to my Facebook updates would deem to leak them to journalists for their own self interest."
Mr O'Farrell told parliament that Mr Furolo posted: "If they want to be shadow ministers, they should work in the interests of the party".
Last night, Mr Furolo issued a statement announcing his resignation from the frontbench.
"I spoke with John Robertson this evening and advised him of my decision to resign from the shadow cabinet with immediate effect," Mr Furolo said.
"With two children growing up all too quickly, and having recently re-married, I have decided to step back from the responsibilities of the shadow cabinet and focus on my duties as a local MP".
Mr Furolo reportedly told Mr Robertson last night he could no longer serve in the shadow cabinet under his leadership.
The resignation has been leapt on by the government.
The special minister of state, Chris Hartcher, said this morning it was a sign of turmoil in the Labor party.
"What Robert Furolo is simply saying to Mr Robertson is, I don't have confidence in your leadership, I"m taking my bat and ball and going home," Mr Hartcher said.
Mr Furolo's resignation will present Mr Robertson with an opportunity to reshuffle his frontbench.
The upper house MP Walt Secord, who was the chief of staff to the former premier Kristina Keneally, has been agitating for a frontbench position.
Mr Secord last week scored a hit on the Treasurer, Mike Baird, during budget estimates over his appointment of the businessman Roger Massy-Greene as the chairman of Networks NSW.
Mr Furolo is the second resignation from the Labor frontbench since the election. Last year the Kogarah MP, Cherie Burton, quit the fair trading and healthy lifestyles portfolios to spend more time with a sick child.
Shortly after the election the former lands minister and then opposition roads spokesman, Tony Kelly, resigned from parliament altogether.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption announced an inquiry into his role in the last minute purchase by the Keneally government of the former union retreat, Currawong.