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NSW Well being Minister Brad Hazzard broadcasts retirement from politics


NSW Well being Minister Brad Hazzard has introduced he’ll retire from politics at subsequent yr’s state election after three a long time in parliament.

Mr Hazzard mentioned it was “time for a contemporary begin” as he confirmed he wouldn’t run for workplace in March, bringing Wakehurst’s time period to an finish after 32 years.

He described his six years as well being minister, half of which have been largely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as “the perfect of instances and in addition the worst of instances”.

“[I]It is time to concentrate on my household and new objectives outdoors of presidency,” he mentioned Monday evening.

“This era of political life could be very demanding. As my workers have identified, Victoria has had 4 well being ministers throughout this time, and Queensland and Tasmania three.

“To begin with, I would prefer to thank my spouse and household for his or her assist, particularly throughout the previous three difficult COVID years.”

Mr. Hazzard has been head of the Liberal authorities for 12 years, having additionally served within the household and group companies, infrastructure and planning portfolio.

The 71-year-old was additionally appointed Lawyer Basic and Lawyer Basic within the Mike Baird Division.

Dominic Perrottet and Brad Hazzard.
Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet expressed his gratitude to his longtime colleague Brad Hazzard.(AAP: Dean Lewins)

The present Premier, Dominic Perrottet, thanked his “buddy” for 3 a long time of service to the state.

He mentioned: “Within the halls of NSW Parliament, Brad is a breath of life, shade and vitality, and a beneficiant mentor and buddy to many members, each inside authorities and on political roads,” he mentioned.

“Above all, Brad has been a tireless and devoted advocate for folks throughout our state, and particularly for his native voters in Wakehurst.”

Mr Hazzard’s announcement makes him the newest senior authorities determine to have determined to depart politics forward of the March elections.


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