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3 Victorian Labor MPs Announce Decision to Step Down at Next Election

Three state Labor MPs have announced on the same day that they will not be contesting the next Victorian election in late 2022. Jill Hennessy, former state attorney-general and member for Altona, Danielle Green, the member for Yan Yean, and Dustin Halse, the member for Ringwood, all issued statements on Facebook on Nov. 24. “No matter how precious your family is, politics can blind you to their needs if you’re not careful. And life is short,” Hennessy wrote on Facebook. “After some reflection, I came to the view that making the commitment to serve another four-year term was incompatible with the other important priorities in my life, especially if I wanted to give them all the best of me,” she added, praising Premier Dan Andrews’ leadership since winning election in 2014 and his work pushing infrastructure and social justice programs. Green, who has served for 20 years under three different …

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