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    The Honourable Campbell Newman

    Premier recognises Vaughan Johnson's service to Queensland

    The Honourable Campbell Newman

    Thursday, October 02, 2014

    Premier recognises Vaughan Johnson's service to Queensland

    Premier Campbell Newman has thanked long-serving MP Vaughan Johnson for his dedication to Queensland after he announced he would retire from politics at the next state election.

    Mr Johnson has represented the seat of Gregory in the Queensland Parliament since 1989 and has served as the State Government’s chief whip since May 2012.

    “I want to personally thank Vaughan for his dedication, his passion, his empathy and his representation of the men and women of Gregory,” Mr Newman said.

    “Vaughan will forever be known as the bloke who fought tooth and nail for the farmers and graziers, truck drivers, small business owners and everyone in between right across Western Queensland.

    “I thank Vaughan for his service to the State and wish him and his family all the best.”

    Throughout his distinguished parliamentary career, Mr Johnson served in a number of shadow roles and was Minister of Transport (1996-98) in the Borbidge Government.

    Mr Johnson today said he felt it was time for a “younger person” to take over the task of representing the voters of Gregory.

    “This is a day that I have regretted ever coming but I have to be honest, fair and responsible to my family, the electorate and the magnificent people who I’ve had the honour to represent for the past 25 years,” Mr Johnson said.

    [ENDS] 2 October 2014

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