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Former Vic minister Dixon to retire

AAP logoAAP 10/08/2016

Former Victorian education minister Martin Dixon will not run in the 2018 state election.

Mr Dixon announced on Wednesday that he would not contest Liberal Party preselection for the seat of Nepean and will retire from parliament at the next election.

The former school teacher and principal was first elected in 1996 and became education minister in 2010.

He also served in a number of shadow ministries including tourism, employment and innovation.

Opposition leader Matthew Guy said during Mr Dixon's time as education minister, he delivered record funding and targeted programs and resources to ensure students gained the right skills to succeed.

"As Minister, he launched a five-year strategy called the Regional Education Plan to improve learning and development for all students, regardless of where they live," Mr Guy said in a statement.

Mr Guy said 2016 had been a difficult year for his colleague and wished Mr Dixon and his family a "wonderful, well deserved post-political future as a family".

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