Statement on resignation of Alistair Coe

Australian Greens

Upon Alistair Coe’s announcement that he will resign his seat, the ACT Greens wish to acknowledge Mr Coe’s contributions to the ACT Legislative Assembly during his time as an MLA.

“As the longest serving Liberal MLA in the Assembly at the moment, Alistair has shown a real dedication to his community and the issues he has championed since he entered the Assembly in 2008,” said ACT Greens Leader Shane Rattenbury.

“While we often disagreed heartily about issues, Alistair represented his beliefs and his constituency in a genuine and heartfelt manner.

“Alistair also worked hard to engage the multicultural community in ACT politics – an important contribution to making Canberra a more inclusive city, and work that will strengthen our democracy.”

“Having worked with Alistair on a number of committees and pieces of legislation over the years, I have always appreciated both his attention to detail and a willingness to find a way through contested discussions – something important in politics when you are trying to get the best outcomes for the community.”

“Being elected as a representative of our community is a privilege and a large responsibility that requires great deal of time, work and dedication. On behalf of the ACT Greens, we wish Mr Coe and his family the best as he closes this chapter.”

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