STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, THE HON P J KEATING MP RETIREMENT OF THE HON ALAN GRIFFITHS MP
Period of Service: 20/12/1991 to 11/03/1996
Release Date: 22/04/1995
Release Type: Media Release
Transcript ID: 9553
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STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, THE HON P J KEATING MP
RETIREMENT OF THE HON ALAN GRIFFITHS MP
Alan Griffiths made a significant and valuable contribution to the Labor
Government, to the Cabinet, and to Parliament during his service as the
Member for Maribyrnong since 1983.
During his period as a Minister and senior member of the Cabinet, Alan
Griffiths worked tirelessly towards the development of good public policy,
especially in the areas of forest policy, oil and gas development, tourism,
and industry policy.
As he has acknowledged today, the allegations which led to his resignation
from the Ministry caused damage to his political reputation. It has always
been my expectation and hope that the current inquiry into those matters will
clear Alan Griffiths of any wrongdoing.
Alan Griffiths would have had sufficient support among his Parliamentary
colleagues to return to the Ministry in due course. I would certainly have
welcomed his return to Cabinet.
Now that Alan Griffiths has taken a personal decision to retire from
Parliament at the next election, I congratulate him on his contribution to
public life, and wish him well in his new career.
CANBERRA 22 APRIL 1995 33/ 95