Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance and the Public Service
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for Western Australia
Date: Friday, 25 January 2019
Michael Keenan has made an outstanding contribution to his local community and to the federal Parliament as the longest serving Member for Stirling over a record 5 parliamentary terms.
He has been a highly effective law enforcement Minister and continued to drive important reforms across our welfare administration as the Minister for Human Services.
He made a very significant contribution as part of our Liberal team from WA to secure a better deal for WA on the GST.
Serving in the Federal Parliament at such a senior level from WA is tough on our families.
Michael had no kids when he first got elected back in 2004.
Today he and Georgina have four beautiful boys.
We are sad to see him go, but entirely understand and respect the reasons for his decision.
Hayley and I wish him, Georgina and their four boys all the very best for their future.
Karen Wu - 0428 350 139