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I am committed to a country that keeps faith with our tradition of the ‘fair go’.

That means a society in which every child has the opportunity to excel, assisting those who are unable to support themselves to an acceptable standard of life, and providing appropriate assistance to those who have rendered our nation and community special service.

With over 165 years of family tradition in this region it is part of my blood and bone and I have committed the remainder of my working life to its service. I will fight for the interests of rural and regional Australia more broadly, as the soul of the nation whose potential must be fully realised. The aim of the Australian Labor Party is to facilitate a sustainable economy with jobs for all who can work.

My priorities include restoring investment in health, education, jobs, renewable energy, the National Broadband Network rollout, as well as a focus on boosting tourism, agriculture and small business sectors in our region.