Hunter's champion to quit politics

MEMBER for the federal seat of Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon is leaving politics at the next election after quitting cabinet in November.

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The decision by Joel Fitzgibbon (right) to leave politics will be keenly felt by both coal mining companies and unions.

Fitzgibbon said his mission for the past 28 months had been to urge Labor to take back the centre ground and to focus on the things that mattered most to the majority of Australians, which included