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Statement on the retirement of the Hon. Andrew Robb MP



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THE HON GARY GRAY AO MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES SHADOW MINISTER FOR NORTHERN AUSTRALIA SHADOW SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE

MEMBER FOR BRAND

STATEMENT ON THE RETIREMENT OF THE HON. ANDREW ROBB MP

Federal Member for Brand, Gary Gray, paid tribute to the career and accomplishments of the retiring Federal Member for Goldstein, the Hon. Andrew Robb AO MP.

“Andrew and I have enjoyed a long friendship and a history of mutual respect and genuine good will,” Mr Gray said.

“While we have pursued our careers on opposite sides of politics, it has always been the case that those things that unite are more powerful and profound than those that divide us. We have often found ourselves with opportunities to work together in the national interest.”

“I have always found Andrew to be a person of high integrity and courage in all of my dealings with him. His accomplishments within the Liberal Party and the Federal Parliament, in Government and Opposition are varied, will be long lasting and meaningful.” Mr Gray said.

“Andrews’s political career has been dignified and powerful.

“Federal politics is a tough life for everyone involved. Constant time away from family and friends, along with an often punishing workload, is a challenge for anyone who chooses to pursue such a path. That Andrew now leaves with such an impressive record of achievement and good will from all sides of politics speaks highly of him.

“I wish Andrew, his wife Maureen, and his family all the very best. I am sure it won’t be the last we hear of him or his contribution to the Australian people.”

THURSDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2016

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