Christian Porter gone, Greg Hunt next? Parliament's final sitting day for 2021 ends with a bang

· Updated December 2 2021 - 8:05am, first published 5:30am
Liberal Member for Pearce Christian Porter. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong
Liberal Member for Pearce Christian Porter. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Two senior Coalition MPs are expected to use Parliament's final sitting day of the year to announce their retirement, joining a growing number of federal politicians who will not recontest their seats at the next election.

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