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Statement: [decision to decline to serve in the new ministry]

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CRAIG LAUNDY MP Federal Member for Reid


27 August 2018

Over the weekend I spoke with the Prime Minister to indicate that I no longer wish to serve in the Coalition Party Ministry.

It was an honour to have been the Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation in the Turnbull Ministry.

Malcolm Turnbull was a great leader and we will remain close friends in the years to come.

I would like to thank Scott Morrison for his offer to continue to serve on the front bench.

I have not taken this decision lightly, but the significant challenges we faced last week took a massive toll, both emotionally and physically, hence my decision to take a step back, and consider what my future holds.

As the Federal Member for Reid, my priority in Parliament has always been to advocate for my community and I look forward to spending more time working for my constituents.

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