Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for Western Australia
Date: Wednesday, 2 May 2018
I was genuinely sad to hear the news that Tim Hammond would be stepping down as the Federal Member for Perth.
While we are political competitors, we are also friends and colleagues involved in the same profession focused on making a positive difference to our community and to our country.
Tim is a very decent, highly capable individual with a bright future in whatever he decides to do next.
Public service as a federal politician from WA is tough on our families. There is no question about that.
So I understand and respect the decision that he and his family have come to.
It is our State’s loss that Tim will now not continue to pursue his federal political career to its full potential.
Hayley and I wish Tim and his family all the very best for their future endeavours.
Karen Wu - 0428 350 139