Peter Costello will retire from politics at the next election.
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“I will continue to be involved in public policy – particularly at the international level – through my engagement on the International Advisory Board of the World Bank, I would like to thank my constituents and the electors of Higgins for the privilege of representing them in seven Commonwealth Parliaments. Three of those terms have been in Opposition and four in Government.”
And just when the people of Higgins had become grown accustomed to his face.