RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY

As a White Ribbon Ambassador since 2012, I have undertaken an oath never to commit, to excuse or to remain silent about violence against women.  We need to take a stand for our wives, girlfriends, daughters, mothers, aunties and for our female work colleagues. There...
RESPECTING ANZAC DAY

RESPECTING ANZAC DAY

The recently released Australian Veterans’ Covenant ends with the phrase: ‘For what they have done, this we will do. It is a simple exhortation – and a reminder to us all that the freedoms we all enjoy today, have come at an enormous price. And it’s also a...

CHRISTCHURCH TERRORIST ATTACK

More than 100 years ago, our soldiers stood side by side with our New Zealand brothers-in-arms at Gallipoli. The original Anzacs forged unbreakable links which still continue as our defence forces serve together in Iraq.   But today we face new threats much...
THE IMPORTANCE OF CONNECTIVITY TO THE REGIONS

THE IMPORTANCE OF CONNECTIVITY TO THE REGIONS

Connectivity in all its forms is critical to the economic growth and prosperity of regional Victoria. Whether it’s roads, rail lines, seaport and airport upgrades or mobile phone and NBN investments, the ability to stay connected will underpin job opportunities and...
ROAD SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

ROAD SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

Saving lives and reducing serious injuries on regional roads is everyone’s responsibility. It is up to governments at all levels to build and maintain better, safer roads and as drivers we need to accept responsibility by purchasing the safest car we can afford and...
THE MELBOURNE MARATHON RUNNING FESTIVAL

THE MELBOURNE MARATHON RUNNING FESTIVAL

Victorians are rightly proud of Melbourne’s title as the ‘sporting capital of the world’ but there’s one event featuring everyday heroes that rarely gets a mention. Sure, we have the Australian Open Tennis, Melbourne Cup, F1 Grand Prix, AFL Grand Final and Boxing Day...

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