Veteran Labor MP Jenny Macklin announces retirement after 22-year career

Veteran Labor frontbencher Jenny Macklin is retiring after almost 23 years in federal politics, making her the longest-serving woman in the history of the House of Representatives.

Ms Macklin was a forceful advocate for the national apology to the Stolen Generations made by Kevin Rudd. She was also one of the architects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) established by the Gillard government.

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Topics:
Government, Policy, Legislation

Author:
Stephen Dziedzic and Richard Willingham

Source:
ABC News

Date published:
Fri 6th Jul, 2018