Veteran Liberal MP Philip Ruddock to retire from parliament after 42 years

February 8, 2016 6:33 AM

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Former minister Philip Ruddock will retire at the next federal election after 43 years in parliament to take on a new human rights role.

Mr Ruddock, 72, is the current longest-serving member of the House of Representatives and the second-longest serving federal MP in history, after 51-year veteran Billy Hughes.

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