It is a testament to the character of Paul Neville that he has successfully been elected as MP for the Hinkler Electorate an astounding seven times since 1993. He has faithfully serviced our community and there is no doubt that he would be successful an eighth time if he chose to continue. With close to 20 years in public office, it is right that Paul has been afforded the opportunity to retire on his own terms and spend time with his family. I am sure that Paul's wife, Margaret, will look forward to spending time with her husband.
I would like to pass on my personal admiration and appreciation for Paul and his service to our community, he is a great role model for any person in public office.