On 28 August, I joined staff at the Department of the Environment and Energy in Canberra for afternoon tea and thanked them for their hard work and support over the two years I served as the Minister for the Environment and Energy.
In particular, I thanked Secretary Finn Pratt and former Secretary Dr Gordon de Brouwer.
I also congratulated the new Minister for the Environment Melissa Price and Minister for Energy Angus Taylor on their appointments. Both Melissa and Angus will do a great job.
It has been an honour to serve as the Minister for the Environment and Energy.