SURVEY

SURVEY AN INTERESTING SNAPSHOT OF LOCAL VIEWS October 7, 2013 Earlier this year I distributed a survey to each household in Gippsland seeking views on a range of local, state and national issues. Surveys of this nature are not overly scientific but they do provide an...

LABOR LEADERSHIP

RUDD RETURN WON’T BRIDGE DIVISIONS IN LABOR July 1, 2013 The return of Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister has done nothing to convince me that the Labor Party is united and focused on the issues that matter in our community. The Labor Party remains deeply divided and is...

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA WHITE PAPER

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA NEEDS ITS OWN WHITE PAPERJune 3, 2013The importance of regional Australia to the future of our nation has never been properly grasped by the Rudd and Gillard GovernmentsIt’s an insult that not a single Cabinet Minister lives in regional Australia,...

DISABILITY SERVICES

NDIS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS May 7, 2013 Last week, there was a lot of media scrutiny surrounding the Federal Government’s proposed increase to the Medicare levy to pay for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and whether the Coalition would support it. The...

MAKING A CONTRIBUTION HELPS REGION PROSPER

MAKING A CONTRIBUTION HELPS REGION PROSPER March 5, 2013 No-one likes a ‘bludger’ and to be called a ‘bludger’ is to suggest that the individual doesn’t do his or her fair share of work. When it comes to regional communities like East...

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA SHINES IN FAMILY-FRIENDLY CITY STUDY January 16, 2013 It will come as no surprise to the millions of Australians who choose not to live in a capital city that some regional cities offer a better lifestyle for families. The research by Suncorp Bank...

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