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Bill Heffernan to retire

Bill Heffernan
Bill Heffernan recounts a meeting with Kerry Packer – and a gun. Photo: AAP
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Maverick Liberal senator Bill Heffernan will bow out of politics at the next federal election.

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Senator Heffernan told AAP on Saturday that he did not nominate for the NSW Liberal Party Senate ticket but declined to comment further.

The outspoken 72-year-old farmer is well known for smuggling a fake pipe bomb into parliament and for making false claims under parliamentary privilege about a former High Court judge.

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