Fionna Dep­peler-Morton (ALP)

Benalla Ensign - - Front Page -

LIV­ING on a small farm in Broad­ford, my part­ner Drew and five children are proud to call the elec­torate of Euroa home.

I’ve worked in mar­ket­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing, agri­cul­ture, com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment, small busi­ness and the equine in­dus­try for more than two decades.

Labor has con­sis­tently cham­pi­oned com­mu­nity’s needs in jobs, health, ed­u­ca­tion and com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture, but there is plenty of work to do.

I’m proud of the work the An­drews Labor Govern­ment has done in the seat of Euroa, we have in­vested heav­ily in the things that mat­ter.

We are trans­form­ing our kinders and schools in Kil­more, Broad­ford, Sey­mour, Euroa and Be­nalla.

We have res­cued TAFE from the sav­age cuts by the pre­vi­ous govern­ment, and in­tro­duced free TAFE cour­ses to help peo­ple get the train­ing they need to get the jobs they want.

Un­der Labor, 54,000 jobs have been cre­ated in coun­try Vic­to­ria — nearly three times more than what was cre­ated un­der the for­mer Na­tional Party Lib­eral Govern­ment.

Only a Labor Gov­ern- ment can con­tinue to make the elec­torate of Euroa an even bet­ter place to live and work, and I know first­hand the chal­lenges fac­ing coun­try kids, fam­i­lies, older Aus­tralians, peo­ple work­ing in chang­ing in­dus­tries and our farm­ers.

I want to keep work­ing to pro­vide bet­ter child­care, schools for our kids, more jobs for our grow­ing com­mu­nity, bet­ter ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing ser­vices to keep peo­ple in the work­force, and im­proved ac­cess to health ser­vices.

The Euroa elec­torate is grow­ing and we need to cater for that growth in our towns, while at the same time helping and grow­ing our world-class farm­ing, tourism, and man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tors.

The Na­tional Party have taken the peo­ple of Euroa for granted for too long, as they see the seat as safe.

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