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...

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...

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...

PRINCES HIGHWAY EAST

HIGHWAY CLOSURE NOT GOOD ENOUGH June 19, 2012 One of the most concerning situations to arise out of recent storm damage was the closure of the Princes Highway east of Orbost for several days. The closure could not have come at a worse time for local small businesses...

INTEGRITY OF MPs

‘THE TRUTH WILL NORMALLY DO’ May 21, 2012 Former ACTU secretary Bill Kelty had some forthright advice for the Labor Party when he spoke at a conference last week. “In a sense, I think we make politics just simply too hard. The truth will normally do.” Kelty was...

PROTESTS

VIOLENT PROTESTS WON’T SOLVE ISSUES OF CONCERN January 30, 2012 The irony of targeting Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to highlight concerns over the treatment of Aboriginals was undoubtedly lost on the many ‘professional protestors’ who participated in the shameful...

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