As the year draws to a close, I’d like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
It’s a special time of year to spend with family and friends but also to remember those who are doing it a bit tough. If you’re in a position to, I encourage you to donate food, items or money to your local charity or church to help those less fortunate.
A highlight for me this year was seeing firsthand the amazing work from our amazing volunteers at many organisations, clubs and schools in the area. Their dedication, passion and tireless work does not go unnoticed and on behalf of the community I thank you for all the work you do.
As your local Federal Member of Parliament, it is very important to me to be close to the community and available to hear your feedback on federal issues that are important to you. I’ve listened to thousands of local residents at the 16 mobile offices I’ve held this year to hear residents concerns and feedback. The failed NBN rollout continues to be a priority for our region and I’ll continue to push for services to be improved for homes and businesses in 2018. Access to affordable healthcare and protections for seniors and pensioners are also key items I’ll be fighting for.
It’s been an honour to serve our local community this year. I hope you enjoy the Christmas period and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
Please also remember to drive carefully on the roads and be safe near the water.
As always, if there is anything I can help with please email me at [email protected] or call my office on 3879 6440.