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Dunkley Parliamentary Wrap

Welcome to the last Dunkley Parliamentary Wrap before the May election. 

It's a little hard to believe that it's election season again; that almost three years have passed since you gave me the privilege of being our community's voice in Canberra. 

Throughout everything that has been thrown at us, we have worked together to look after each other - and have celebrated the sport, culture and environment that makes our little part of the world special. 

So before we jump into the week in Canberra, I want to share with you a speech I gave on Thursday to say thank-you. 

In this email you will find:

Budget Week

It was a busy budget week in federal parliament. And as always, there is a lot to unpack - I have included a short video overview below. 

What's in the Budget for our community?

Our community wanted to see a budget that would improve our lives. With a plan that would give families meaningful relief from cost of living pressure.

Unfortunately, that's not what we got on Tuesday night. Instead, the budget was built on one-off payments that won't ease the cost of living post the May election.

Local infrastructure

There was no mention of our community's infrastructure projects in Tuesday's budget. 

Many of us were disappointed that no funding was announced for the local projects that we have been pushing for and lobbying for for years like upgrades to Emil Madsen Reserve and Frankston Basketball. 

I spoke to the national media about this on Thursday morning. 

Aged Care

For far too long locals in our community have suffered through an aged care system in crisis. 

Last night, Anthony Albanese announced our plan to fix aged care. Including more carers with more time to care, and registered nurses on site 24/7.

Under our plan, nurses and carers will get better pay, residents will get better food, and older Australians get the care they deserve.

Speak & Share

This week I took the Speak & Share message (and bucket hat!) to Canberra. 

You can learn more about this local mental health organisation and the important work Mas, Ben and Nath are doing here.


On Wednesday, I spoke about the NDIS participants in our community. And how cuts to the NDIS are hurting them and their families.

I want to give this message to you: I will always fight for you and your access to this life-changing, truly reformative scheme. I will always fight for the NDIS to deliver what you need.

Access to Healthcare

Across our community, it’s harder to see a GP than ever before. There’s simply not enough doctors to meet the local need here. 

It’s a problem that has got worse because of policy changes made by the Government. But, we will fix that. An Albanese Labor Government will make Frankston a priority area to recruit GPs.

So every local can get the care they need, when they need it. 

Of course, this is just a quick snapshot of the week. A lot more happened behind the scenes.

You can find more info on my Facebook Page.

THANK YOU. It's been a challenging but incredibly rewarding three years. I look forward to many more years of being On Your Side. 

Where to Find Me

While my electorate office in Frankston is open 9am-5pm weekdays, I understand that not everyone is available during those hours.

You can also find me at the following locations in our community. Feel free to stop by if you would like to raise a matter or have a chat. 

Street Stall in Frankston
Bayside Shopping Centre
Outside Coles
Date: Saturday 2 April
Time: 11:30am

Coffee Catch-Up in Langwarrin
Ducky Brown, The Gateway
230 Cranbourne - Frankston Rd
Date: Sunday 3 April
Time: 11:15am

Street Stall in Carrum Downs
Carrum Downs Regional Shopping Centre
Date: Saturday 9 April
Time: 10am

You can stay up to date with all my work as your Federal Member for Dunkley by subscribing to my YouTube channel and clicking 'Follow' on my Facebook page.

Please share this email with anyone you think would be interested.

As always, if you have any questions, need assistance or want to raise an issue with me, do not hesitate to email me at or call (03) 9781 2333.


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