Attorney-General Jill Hennessy has decided to step down from her role over what she has deemed to be a tough year, which has prompted many Victorians to think about their lives, their families, and the things that are most important to them.
In a statement released today, she said that “Political life can be hard on families. Mine is at a stage where they need more of me and even more importantly, I need more of them. Like everyone managing the collision between work and family life, sometimes something has to give, at least for a little while.”
Effective today, Jill Hennessy has decided to step back from her ministerial role in the Andrews Labor Government and will focus on representing her constituents across the Altona District. She intends to recontest the 2022 State election, she said,” and with their continued trust, hope to continue to serve these terrific communities well into the future.”
In her statement, Jill Hennessy said that she is leaving for no other reason than to be more involved in the lives of her two daughters as they move through the last years of high school. “They are wonderful smart girls becoming young women and despite the growing level of teenage sass, they continue to be my greatest source of joy.”, she said.