Christmas message from Danny O’Brien

As we all take a break and prepare to celebrate Christmas and the arrival of a new decade, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the Gippsland South electorate a very Merry Christmas.

The Christmas holiday season is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends and to reflect on the important things in life.

Holidays can bring great moments of joy and hopefully long stretches of relaxation. I hope everyone enjoys this time, but also remains vigilant and safe on the roads, in our waterways, pools, out in nature and even in the backyard.

The road toll in Victoria this year has been horrendous and we must work to minimise the tragedy.  Please slow down, leave your mobile phone alone and don’t drink and drive.

While most of us will be with loved ones over the break, we should be mindful of those for whom Christmas is a difficult and lonely time, and we should also consider those many wonderful workers – police, paramedics, nurses, doctors and other essential services staff - who will be working hard to protect and support our community while the rest of us take time off.

It has been a privilege to again represent and work for the people of Gippsland South in 2019.

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.

I hope everyone across the Gippsland South electorate has a Merry Christmas and a happy, safe and prosperous New Year.

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