Retirement of Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann has been a powerful presence in our national politics, highly regarded by the business community and Australia’s longest-serving Minister for Finance.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA has long applauded his commitment to disciplined financial management, strengthening the economy and supporting the growth of businesses and jobs.

Through his skill as a negotiator, Cabinet Minister and Leader of the Government in the Senate, he has been crucial to advancing significant reforms over many years. Senator Cormann was central to achieving reform of the GST distribution, which benefitted his constituency of Western Australia, but also improved our Federation.

He has been a powerful voice for Western Australia and a stalwart in advocating for prudent fiscal management. Senator Cormann has made a significant contribution in advancing Australia’s interests overseas in relation to global finance, international trade and investment, and national security.

The business community have always found him to be highly accessible, engaging and transparent. Without fault he has acted in good faith and with grace.

Senator Cormann’s personal entrepreneurial drive and initiative express the very best of the migrant tradition in Australia.

He leaves the Senate with the gratitude and very best wishes of the WA business community for his future.

 

Chris Rodwell

CCIWA CEO

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