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Outcome of leadership ballot.

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OUTCOME OF LEADERSHIP BALLOT I wish to congratulate Simon Crean on his re-election as Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party. Following the ballot today I met with Simon Crean and we agreed it would be in the best interests of the Party that I continued to serve as a senior front bench member. However, during the meeting I indicated to Simon Crean I believed it was no longer appropriate for me to continue serving as the Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, effective forthwith. I look forward to moving on from this ballot, and working to defeat John Howard and electing a Crean Labor Government. ENDS Monday 16 Jun 03 Web: Contact: Matt Linden on 0407 430 613 Wayne Swan MP

Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services