Kudos to the Guardian's Gail Alexander who was boldfaced enough to send Dr Rowley a questioning note during the parliamentary sitting, and his response in writing is their front page story.
"Rowley first confirmed that he had been fired in a note to the Guardian around 2.10 pm during yesterday’s House sitting after he took up the backbench seat.
Replying to a second note, Rowley stated: “No. I have not resigned, I have been fired.”"
Take a look at the front page.