COALITION MPs GONE OR ON THE WAY OUT
MALCOLM TURNBULL (Liberal, Wentworth)
– Retired early after being ousted as prime minister; his seat went to a by-election in October that was won by independent Kerryn Phelps.
JULIE BISHOP (Liberal, Curtin)
– The former foreign minister said after 21 years it was time for a new member to take her place; resignation came after she failed to win a party leadership ballot despite being popular with voters.
KELLY O’DWYER (Liberal, Higgins)
– The cabinet minister and strong performer is leaving to spend more time with her family and try for a third child after struggling with fertility issues.
MICHAEL KEENAN (Liberal, Stirling)
– The cabinet minister is also leaving to spend more time with his family, saying he no longer wanted to be an absent father.
SENATOR NIGEL SCULLION (Country Liberal Party, NT)
– The long-time indigenous affairs minister leaves after 18 years in parliament, saying it was just time to retire and “eat more mud crabs, catch more barramundi, shoot more wild pigs”.
ANDREW BROAD (Nationals, Mallee)
– Quit politics to ensure he doesn’t remain a diminished figure and “half-laughing stock” in parliament, after a scandal involving a younger woman he met via a sugar daddy website.
ANN SUDMALIS (Liberal, Gilmore)
– Decided not to recontest her seat after facing losing her preselection, decried the bullying within the NSW Liberal Party.
JANE PRENTICE (Liberal, Ryan)
– Lost her preselection in May 2018 to her former staff member, Brisbane City councillor Julian Simmonds.
LUKE HARTSUYKER (Nationals, Cowper)
– Retiring after 18 years in parliament.
SENATOR JOHN ‘WACKA’ WILLIAMS (Nationals, NSW)
– Retiring after a decade in the Senate, having seen the banking royal commission he long fought for come to fruition.
SENATOR DAVID BUSHBY (Liberal, Tasmania)
– Resigned after 11 years in the Senate, was immediately appointed Australia’s next consul-general to Chicago.
TO BE CONFIRMED
CHRISTOPHER PYNE (Liberal, Sturt)
– 26 colourful years in parliament, culminating in role as defence minister and Leader of the House.
STEVE CIOBO (Liberal, Moncrieff)
– First elected in 2001, he was relegated from trade minister to defence industry for his role in backing Peter Dutton’s failed leadership tilt.