The Turnbull Government will establish the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority - we will also abolish the Life Gold Pass (except for former PMs). We're listening and taking action. I've always believed politicians' entitlements should be in line with community expectations - and I'm not afraid to share my views on this in Parliament. In a speech on 28 October 2014 I said travel entitlements beyond the life of a job were unusual in this day and age ... "community standards and expectations are changing dramatically, and it is unreasonable to expect taxpayers to pay for something that they cannot expect from their own employment relationships ..."
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Enjoy this special time with family and friends.
In a massive boost for the Goulburn Mulwaree region, work has started on Heron Resources' Woodlawn mine project near Tarago. I enjoyed catching up with Heron's Woodlawn general manager Brian Hearne about the mine's economic benefits which will include the creation of 250 jobs during construction and another 150 jobs to support the ongoing operations of the mine (zinc, copper and lead). Heron is committed to using local suppliers during construction and operations.

Jo and the Camden office team have been handing out Anzac Day brochures to the Camden community - here with Jim and Toula at Seagulls On Argyle - Camden. There are a few different Camden Anzac services on Monday to Wednesday next week. Please pop into the office if you want to take a look at what services are on in your area or give us a call.

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Seven days and almost 1000km after we started in Melbourne, we arrived at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra ... a little bruised and battered after battling icy gale force winds, but warmer for the experience of riding through some fantastic country with past and present Australian service men and women. This year's Pollie Pedal is expected raise about half a million dollars for Soldier On Australia. Amazing support from corporate and individual donors.

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