Bill Heffernan to Retire by Next Election, the Australian Says

Bill Heffernan, a member of Australia’s upper house known for smuggling a fake pipe bomb into parliament, will leave politics by the country’s next election, the Australian newspaper said, citing comments the senator made to the AAP newswire.

A member of the ruling Liberal Party, Heffernan said he didn’t put his name down for the party’s Senate ticket in his home state of New South Wales, according to the report.

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