Three Victorian Labor lawmakers announce decision to resign in next election

Three state legislators have announced on the same day that they will not run for the next Victorian election in late 2022.

Former Prosecutor General and member Jill Hennessy of Altona, Daniel Green, a member of Jan Yen, and Dustin Halze, a member of Ringwood, all issued a statement on Facebook on November 24th.

“No matter how precious your family is, if you’re not careful, politics can blind you to their needs, and life is short,” Hennessy wrote. on Facebook..

“After some remorse, I came to the view that promising to serve the next four-year term is incompatible with other important priorities in my life. 2014 elections. The leadership of Prime Minister Dan Andrews since his victory in, and his work in advancing infrastructure and social justice programs.

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(LR) Victorian Parliamentarians Gavin Jennings, Jill Hennessy and Daniel Andrews will speak to the media on November 22, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Scott Barber / Getty Images)

Green, who worked for 20 years under three different prime ministers, announced his retirement from politics because of concerns about work-life balance.

“It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of Yang Yen and serve in the Victorian Parliament since 2002,” she says. Written on Facebook..

“For seven years in Andrew’s Labor administration, the Prime Minister, Treasury Secretary and Minister have listened to my claims about work, school, TAFE, health, roads, public transport, community safety, creative industries, sports and more. “She said. ..

“I was elected to Congress almost 20 years ago and my youngest was still in elementary school. It was my family and a network of loyal friends who kept burning the house. Now supporting them. It’s your turn. “

Hals has announced that he has informed Prime Minister Andrews and the state secretary of the Australian Labor Party’s (ALP) Victoria branch that he will resign in the next election.

“I would like to thank the Labor Party for encouraging me to re-launch in November 2022. It is very humble. I am also very grateful for the encouragement, support and trust of Daniel Andrews and my congressional colleagues.” He writes. Facebook..

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Victoria’s Prime Minister Daniel Andrews (right) will speak during a question time at the Legislative Assembly of the Victorian Parliament on September 7, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (AAP image / James Ross)

“Being a candidate for the Victorian Legislative House requires four years of sincere commitment. Our community deserves a long-term, reliable representative, and at this point, its absolute certainty. Can’t be offered, “he said.

The next election in Victoria is scheduled for November 26, 2022

The Labor government holds 55 of its 88-seat legislative assembly, but Prime Minister Dan Andrews has had to overcome the cabinet turmoil over the past year.

In September 2020, Jenny Mikakos resigned from the Minister of Health and resigned from Parliament shortly after making comments inconsistent with her views on the handling of the state’s hotel quarantine system.

Meanwhile, in an ongoing investigation into “branch stacking” at ALP in Victoria, several remaining members of Congress, including Adem Somyurek, Marlene Kairouz, Robin Scott, and more recently Luke Donnellan, have resigned from the cabinet. ..

Daniel Y. Ten