Napthine bows out of Victorian politics
AFTER a political career spanning almost three decades, former Victorian premier Denis Napthine has stepped aside to m make way for fresh ideas.
The veterinarian-turnedp politician (pictured) will serve his last day in state parliament on Thursday after announcing his resignation yesterday.
Dr Napthine represented Victoria’s southwest coast electorate and held roles as opposition leader and premier.
“I bow out of politics and parliamentary life with many, many happy memories, with lifelong friends and hopefully with a record that says I made a difference to my community and to this great state, which I love so much,” he said.
Dr Napthine was sworn in as premier on his birthday in 2013 after the shock resignation of Ted Baillieu. After only 20 months in the top job he moved to the back bench.