The Weekend

It looks like a fairly standard weekend. There is a Meet the Candidate event in Launceston on Friday night, followed by events throughout Saturday.


I am celebrating the migrant community with the Equatoria Community Association National conference which is based in Launceston on Saturday morning. I am giving a speech on migration from South Sudan to Australia to give some of the historical context.


I have two bowls club openings in the afternoon, these are always interesting for the extravagant display of food produced by club members.


Unfortunately it looks like I will miss parkrun this week and will need to get a run in on Sunday instead.

24 hours as an MP …

On Wednesday morning I travelled to George Town to an event at the George Town Neighbourhood House. I presented an award to one of the legal literacy volunteers who had seen over 200 clients. Congratulations to Simone Lowe from the Neighbourhood House for what she contributes to her community.

I then visited Tamar FM and was interviewed on air by Kevin Ellis. We discussed cost of living increases, energy, policy uncertainty and the importance of social capital in supporting regional communities.