Many of you will receive my newsletter in the mail soon, thanking you for your support in the recent election. But it’s important you know how humbled I am to be chosen by you again to represent the people in this wonderful community. Since my re-election, some things have changed and some things have stayed the same. Scott Morrison is our new Prime Minister, although, we’ve got the same old Liberal policies. The cuts to our local schools and Caboolture Hospital are still being swept through and the Liberals are still fighting with each other. Meanwhile, I’m getting on with the job that you elected me to do. I’m continuing on, working with people in our community to improve our health care and education system, local services and jobs.
Your Electorate Office has hit the ground running, working on lots of important things like the Stronger Communities Programme. With help from a team of local community leaders, we’re working to identify funding for projects that will make our great area an even better place to live. We’ve also planned some upcoming mobile offices – you can find the details below. My team and I regularly get out and do community outreach, knocking on doors and helping people with issues. If you see us out-and-about, please stop by and say hi!
Susan Lamb MP – Federal Member for Longman
STANDING WITH OUR VETERANS – LABOR’S COMMITMENT TO SIGN A MILITARY COVENANT
Over time, Governments have provided a system of Veterans Affairs and support, which I think we can agree, has let our veteran community down at times. Whenever I hear of a veteran being let down by the system, it frustrates me. It frustrates me because I know about the sacrifices our veterans have made, and the physical and psychological trauma they’ve undergone to keep our country safe. It should be the government’s responsibility to stand behind and look after our defence force personnel.
Our veteran community desperately needs a solution, which is why I’ve made it a priority to work with a Shorten-Labor Government to sign a military covenant. This is a formal pact entered into by the Prime Minister and the Chief of Defence which promises to look after personnel who are currently serving, and those who have left. Part of Labor’s plan is to put in place a reporting and accountability mechanism which will require governments to report annually to parliament on how they are meeting their responsibilities under the covenant. I’ll be working hard to make sure Labor is elected so that we can put this important agreement in place and make sure that our defence personnel are getting the support they need.
“I know it’s hard trying to make it into the office during the week. So, we’re coming to you! Feel free to come along to any of the mobile offices below and raise any issues – we’re here to help!”
MOBILE OFFICES AND EVENTS
Saturday October 6
9:00am – 9:45am, Dickson Park: 143 Morayfield Road, Morayfield (Morayfield Road side)
10:00am – 10:45am: Corner Bribie Island Road and Beachmere Road, Caboolture
11:00am – 11:45am: Lehman Park West, 3 Biggs Avenue, Beachmere
1:00pm – 1:45pm: Ningi District Hall, 1320 Bribie Island Road, Ningi
Authorised by Susan Lamb MP, Australian Labor Party, Level 1, 69 King Street Caboolture Qld 4510.