2012

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

December 3, 2012

As the festive season approaches, most Gippslanders will have the opportunity to catch up with family and friends, and take a well-earned rest.

Many of us are probably wondering how another year passed so quickly and pledging to spend more time on the things that are really important to us in 2013.

We are blessed to live in a beautiful part of the world and although politicians like myself often get involved in debates about services and facilities that we don’t have – it’s important to remember the positives.

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CONTRACT FOR CLOSURE

IT'S ALL ABOUT JOBS

October 1, 2012

People have asked me why I was so determined to fight the Labor Party’s plans to shut down Hazelwood Power Station under the failed ‘contract for closure’ policy.

The reasons were simple: jobs, jobs and jobs.

When I was first running for Parliament, I promised to fight for the jobs in our traditional industries and to support efforts to diversify our region’s economy and help to create more jobs.

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BROADBAND POLICIES

COALITION’S BROADBAND POLICY FACTS

September 3, 2012

There have been a lot of myths about the Coalition’s broadband policy and how it compares to the Gillard Government’s $50 billion National Broadband Network (NBN).

As I travel throughout the region, I am often asked by East Gippslanders about which towns will have access to the NBN and when.

Last month, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Stephen Conroy, released a list of cities and towns included in the NBN fibre rollout plan which included the East Gippsland communities of Bairnsdale, Paynesville, Eagle Point, Metung, Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers, Orbost and Mallacoota.

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