I am saddened to learn that Luke Hartsuyker will retire at the next election.
Luke and I worked closely together during the Abbott Government when he was the Assistant Minister for Employment. Luke’s exceptional work ensured the success of key initiatives, including Work for the Dole and jobactive which has now seen more than a million people find work – an achievement of which he can be incredibly satisfied.
More broadly, Luke has been a strong and effective member of the Coalition team for more than 17 years and has been an impressive advocate for his values and his regional community.
I wish Luke and his family all the very best for the future.