Christmas message 2015
I would like to extend my warmest Christmas wishes to the many great communities of Gippsland and the wonderful people who live within them.
As I travel throughout Gippsland in my role as the Member for Gippsland South, I am always impressed by the strong community spirit and generosity of those who live here, and this is never more apparent than at this time of year.
Christmas is a time to relax and enjoy the company of family, friends and loved ones, while giving us the opportunity to reflect on the year that has been and to look forward to next year.
Whether it is a barbecue in the back yard, a picnic next to the beautiful Gippsland Lakes, a hike at Wilsons Promontory, enjoying some seafood along our beautiful coastline or travelling to spend time with relatives or friends, everyone's Christmas is unique and should be celebrated accordingly. And please, take it easy on the roads and in the water - stay safe for summer.
I will also take this opportunity to thank the people of Gippsland South for supporting me through my first year as their new Member. I love my job, I love the people and places of my electorate and I look forward to continuing to stand up for them over the coming years.
I hope all those who live in or visit Gippsland South over the Christmas period enjoy the time they spend in the best and most beautiful region in the state.