On behalf of the Canberra Liberals, I thank Alistair Coe for his service to our community. He has been a formidable member of the Legislative Assembly for the past 12 years and a loyal member of the Liberal Party for the past 20 years.
Alistair has been a steadfast advocate for those in our community who are being left behind; vulnerable Canberrans, the working poor, and Canberrans struggling to afford their own home.
Alistair has also been a great friend to our multicultural and faith communities, with a long history of outreach, advocacy and representation on their behalf.
It has been my pleasure to work with Alistair. I have learnt much from his leadership and he will be sorely missed - not only as an outstanding local member but as a colleague, confidante and friend. Canberra is richer for his service to our great city. I have no doubts that his contributions to Canberra and the Liberal Party will continue beyond his life in the Assembly.
I thank Alistair’s family; wife Yasmin and Angus and Annabel for the sacrifices they have made in sharing Alistair with the Canberra Liberals and Canberra. I wish him and his family all the best for their next chapter.