Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt is poised to leave from politics after more than two decades in the House of Representatives.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt is likely to announce his retirement from Parliament after two decades in the House of Commons.
According to the Australian Financial Review, Mr Hunt will use the final week of the year's sittings to announce on Thursday that he would not seek re-election to his Victorian seat of Flinders in the next election.
When asked about Mr Hunt's impending retirement, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg stated that he was Mr Hunt's closest parliamentary friend.
"We are extremely close friends, and he has been an exceptional health minister during this crisis," he told reporters Wednesday in Canberra.
"I'm waiting to see the specifics of Greg Hunt's remarks."
Mr Hunt was recently questioned on the ABC's Insiders program about his political future and hinted he will seek another term.
He stated on the broadcast that he had been "pre-selected and will run" in the 2022 election.
Flinders has been held by Mr Hunt since 2001.
He won the seat by a margin of 5.6 percent in the last election.
The current sitting week is the final one of the year and may be the final one before the May 21 election.