I welcome the announcement of a date for the Griffith by-election.
The people of Griffith deserve an elected federal representative working for them full-time again.
Unfortunately Kevin Rudd let the people of Griffith down by resigning so soon after last year’s election. The people of Griffith deserved better from Labor.
This by-election will give the voters of Griffith the opportunity to choose a strong voice in the Australian Government with the experience to get more done for our community.
As a long-term local resident, a dad, a local doctor, a small business owner and community volunteer with the disadvantaged, I’ve been involved in the Griffith community and its issues for a long time.
I’ve also had the privilege, while president of the AMA, to work with both sides of politics to deliver better health services for all Australians – regardless of their circumstances. I want to use my experience of working with people from across the community to be a strong and effective voice for the people of Griffith in the federal parliament.
I’m standing for election in Griffith to make a real and positive difference for the Griffith community in the federal parliament. I’ll be a strong and experienced voice that local people can rely on.
Some of my priorities are:
- Improving frontline health services, and delivering on our commitment to establish Hummingbird House, a children’s respite and hospice facility at Kangaroo Point;
- Abolishing the Carbon Tax, saving average families $550 next year alone;
- Creating more local jobs by reducing taxes and regulations on small business and increasing their ability to compete – which will be helped by the Government’s new competition review;
- A stronger, safer community through more CCTVs, and support for sporting and community groups.
I ask the people of Griffith for their support to give our community a strong voice in the Australian Government who will get more things done locally.