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Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein to step down and quit politics

Peter Gutwein will step down as Tasmania’s Premier and quit politics altogether.

Mr Gutwein announced his resignation from the job and as Bass MP at a press conference in Launceston on Monday afternoon.

The 57-year-old said the “time is right” for him to pursue other interests and to spend more time with his family.

“I’ve focused on everyone else’s family, I now want to spend some time focusing on my own,” he said.

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