Now that the football’s out of the way, there is space for sensible conversation about our future.
The new Prime Minister talks a lot about the need for an agile economy but things are pretty quiet around here.
It would be great to see some of the commercial inducements that are being provided to Adelaide and Bendigo offered anywhere in McMillan. Apart from the incumbent, two people have put their hand up to advocate for better opportunities for our families and industries.
The seat of Indie is a great example of the benefits that a fresh voice can deliver for an electorate.
There is plenty of potential for growth in tourism, farming and renewable energy in this area.
It would be nice to know what our current Federal Member is doing to ease the burden on working families by gaining Federal support for fresh commercial initiatives.
The number of empty shops in Leongatha, Korumburra and Wonthaggi are a measure of how far behind this area has fallen. The ones that are open are struggling.
We can’t just rely on The Prom, Phillip Island and dairy cows to provide jobs.
This area needs a voice that will resonate in Canberra. The McMillan whisperer isn’t being heard.
Geoff Ellis, Wattle Bank.