Greg Combet quits politics for personal reasons

Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Greg Combet.
Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Greg Combet. Cathy Adams

FORMER federal Labor frontbencher Greg Combet has announced he is quitting politics for personal reasons.

Mr Combet quit the frontbench last week after the Labor Party voted to remove Julia Gillard as prime minister and reinstate Kevin Rudd.

He was one of six Gillard government ministers to tender his resignation after the Wednesday night leadership ballot, but he now joins Peter Garrett and Craig Emerson in leaving parliament altogether.

He will retire from politics at the upcoming election, citing his reasons as personal and having nothing to do with the Labor leadership change.

But he says the spill provided a catalyst for the decision.

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