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Victorian Premier bids farewell

by Adrian Suljanovic11 minute read

Dan Andrews has announced his resignation from politics.

During a press conference on the afternoon of 26 September, Victorian Premier Dan Andrews unexpectedly announced his resignation as Victorian Premier and the member for Mulgrave effective as of 5pm today (27 September).

Mr Andrews was first elected to Parliament in 2002, before becoming leader of the Victorian Labor Party in 2010. He served nine years as the state’s Premier, being elected in 2014 and re-elected for three terms.

Mr Andrews remarked that his time as Premier was the “honour and privilege of his life” and is proud of the legacy his government has left behind.


“It’s not an easy decision because as much as we’ve achieved together there’s so much more to do,” Mr Andrews said.

“But when it’s time, it’s time.”

According to Mr Andrews, the decision to resign came after conversations with his family and that the role of Premier has taken its toll.

To a certain extent, every waking moment is about the work and that takes a toll,” Mr Andrews said.

To have been Premier for nine years and the leader of my party for 13 years is a greater set of opportunities than I ever thought would be afforded to me, a kid from the country with only really an aspiration to do good, to work hard, to work with teams of people to perhaps make things better.

Mr Andrews confirmed that his successor will be elected at midday today and refused to comment or speculate on who his replacement may be.

Victoria Housing Statement announcement

In one of his final acts as Premier, Mr Andrews announced a bold new 10-year housing plan in order to boost supply and affordable housing in the state.

The Victorian Labor government released a package to boost housing supply and affordability in its “biggest shake-up to planning and housing reform in generations”. Entitled Victoria’s Housing Statement – The Decade Ahead 2024–2034, the package sets an ambitious target to build 800,000 new homes over the next 10 years.

The state government aims to build 80,000 homes per year for 10 years, delivered through an Affordability Partnership with the housing industry.

The partnership was signed alongside the Property Council of Australia, Master Builders Victoria, the Urban Development Institute of Australia, the Housing Industry Association, and Super Housing Partnerships.

According to the Victorian government, the state is the fastest growing in the country, with a population set to reach 10.3 million by 2051 and thus necessitating this package in order to ease housing pressure for Victorians.

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Adrian Suljanovic


Adrian Suljanovic is a journalist on Momentum Media's mortgages titles: The Adviser and Mortgage Business.

Adrian has written for a range of titles under the Momentum Media umbrella such as IFA, Investor Daily and Lawyer’s Weekly before joining the mortgages team in 2022.

He graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2021 gaining a Bachelor of Communication & Media with a major in Digital & Social Media.

E-mail Adrian at: [email protected]


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