A cuppa and a chat at the Men’s Shed
From the marriage equality plebiscite to pensioner GST concessions, the local bridge route to renaming Australia Day – all topics were on the table during Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum’s visit to the Yarrawonga Mulwala Men’s Shed.
Mr Drum popped into the shed for “a cuppa and a sandwich” and to see the work completed thanks to $3000 in funding from the Federal Government through the Australian Men’s Shed Association.
The funding was used to update the carpet and linoleum flooring in the men’s shed meeting room, giving it a much-needed facelift.
Mr Drum was welcomed by Yarrawonga Mulwala Men’s Shed President and Moira Shire Councillor Peter Mansfield.
Mr Drum then took the opportunity to open the conversation to questions from the group and the discussion quickly turned to the hot topics of the day – starting with the upcoming marriage quality plebiscite.
Mr Drum conducted a quick poll by a show of hands, commenting on the result, “that’s about what I see everywhere I go – a third for, a third against and a third don’t care”.
“The vote has to happen, it’s going to happen now and we need to do it, get it off the books, and let everyone have their say,” Mr Drum said.
“The vote is not legally binding but there is no doubt if the yes vote wins then it is going to happen.
“If the no vote gets up we’ll put it to bed but Labor have said they won’t listen. Then there are five blokes ready to cross the floor and put up their own bill.”
From one plebiscite to another, Mr Drum asked for a show of hands in favour of the green or grey bridge route, in line with the
A cuppa and a chat with Member for Murray Damian Drum at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Men’s Shed.