Stand with me to save the reef


We went on a family holiday to the Great Barrier Reef in 2010 - Kim, Sam and I. It had been a gruelling year and we desperately needed the opportunity to rest and recharge. Kim was super pregnant with our second son Aidan but we had an amazing holiday. Sam and I snorkelled, and I swam above giant turtle.

It was altogether magical. I can’t wait to go back when Aidan and Bridie are older, and I hope my kids will be able to have the same amazing experience with their kids that I had with Sam. We are so fortunate to have this incredible natural wonder on our doorstop and I firmly believe that we all share a duty, as custodians of our natural heritage, to protect it for future generations. In fact this is one of the main reasons I nominated to be Labor's candidate for our local area in the next state election.

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Have you joined the #fight4qld?

If you care about the future of our communities, if you've had enough of the cruelty, cuts, ideology and lies of the LNP Government, if you want to make a difference and fight for what's right, we're asking for your help.

Help out on a campaign before the end of September for the chance to win a spot at dinner with Annastacia Palaszczuk!

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Great win for local resident: Mary's story

Since beginning this campaign I've been privileged to meet so many interesting and inspiring locals and hear their amazing stories.

Earlier this month I met Mary, a lovely 67 year old vision impaired Red Hill resident who has lived in the same home for over 40 years. If you're constantly surprised by your water bills, you can only imagine Mary's shock when she recently opened a bill for $6000.

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Campaign kicks off with Tanya Plibersek

Tanya Plibersek

The campaign to win back Mount Coot-tha for Labor has officially kicked off! I was honoured to be joined by Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the federal Opposition, on 10 September to mark the start of our campaign in a celebration with branch members, volunteers and supporters. Not only was it a great night but we raised over $4000 for our campaign. I really appreciate the support of everyone who attended.

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