• For Our Community
  • to Grow & Thrive

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The following are issues raised from our local community members. Choose issues you feel strongly about and work with us for progress.

We cannot do it alone. Every voice counts!

Jobs in our Community

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Employment Opportunities

Everyone in our community deserves an equal opportunity to realise their full potential and to enjoy a strong future. Employment plays a major part in that discovery. In my past, I have been afforded employment opportunities that have respectfully allowed me to build a future for my family. I believe that everyone who wants to work, should have the right to do so. The Nationals have a strong track record of delivering infrastructure and creating jobs for local communities. Job creation and employment opportunities for locals in the Upper Hunter Region is a key focus for me.

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Transport

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Transport

We are very lucky to live in a prime area that either provides everything that we need or easy access to those goods and services nearby. Transport is a key factor in the quality of life that we enjoy here in the Upper Hunter, and I believe equal access should be shared by all – including people with minimal money, people with disability, rural residents, young people and for business. I am committed to ensuring residents can move around safely and easily, as the communities in the Upper Hunter electorate continue to grow and grow.

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Health in our Community

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Health

The health, wellbeing and safety of our loved ones, friends, neighbours and the members of our community should never be taken lightly. Access to quality and affordable health care is a basic human right. Health services in the electorate should be focused on the needs of the people of the Upper Hunter. I am committed to breaking through any barriers in the healthcare system by helping to ensure we are well-resourced in health services to meet the needs of our communities.

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Education in our Community

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Education

The importance of education cannot be stated enough. Everyone should have the right to a great education, no matter where you live. Education is fundamental to helping each of us to discover our full potential; it provides insight and understanding of the world around us; and helps us to fully participate in our society. Education facilities and resources are essential to help us build a strong community and a prosperous economy for today, tomorrow and for the generations that follow. Education should be accessible to all.

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Law and Order

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Law and Order

Law and order is a must if we want to enjoy a peaceful society. I am sure you can relate when I say that I want my children and grandchildren to feel safe every day. And that I, myself, want to enjoy fairness and equality in the way that I should be treated by others and the way that I treat them in return. Our law and order services provide for an effectively functioning society. I am committed to ensuring that these services do not fall short of meeting the needs of locals in the Upper Hunter.

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Small Business

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Small Business Ventures

I know the challenges of establishing, maintaining and growing your own business. It is not easy and I commend anyone who has, as I did myself, started their own business and built it from the ground up. Small business has grown to become a big business in Australia. For us, small business makes a crucial contribution to our local communities. I am committed to strengthening our regional economy by supporting and speaking out on the issues that small businesses in the Upper Hunter face. By unlocking the potential of the members of our community, we can experience true innovation and prosperity.

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Tourism

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Tourism

Our good old-fashioned country hospitality, beautiful rural landscapes, renowned wineries and colourful wildlife have made the Upper Hunter a hive of activity for visiting tourists. The alluring passion for the outdoors, fascination with agriculture and the strikingly beautiful townships that we enjoy in the communities throughout this electorate have subsequently led to a thriving tourism industry. I am committed to ensuring that we continue to enjoy growth for our vibrant, sustainable tourism industry in the Upper Hunter.

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