Greg Barr has hit the ground running in his first five weeks since being endorsed as the Nationals candidate for Shepparton.May 22, 2014 3:25am
Nationals candidate Greg Barr with Barnaby Joyce at The Nationals State Conference on Saturday, May 3.
Mr Barr has attended or participated in more than 50 events in the past five weeks. These include meeting with local industry and community groups, attending a variety of announcements, and participating at community and sporting events.
‘‘I’ve been to Barmah for both the muster and to speak at the Barmah Brumbies rally, visited Dookie College, attended the Anzac ceremony at Marungi and dawn service in Shepparton, met with members at the Tatura Italian Social Club, supported the football and netball in the Picola league, met with the Member for Murray Valley in Numurkah and spoke with constituents at the Farmers Market in Mooroopna,’’ he said.
‘‘I have presented to the Federal Government’s Agriculture Taskforce in Shepparton, visited the Bangerang Cultural Centre, manned the gate at the Shepparton Motor Show, turned sausages at the Bunnings barbecue and volunteered at Wanganui Secondary College school canteen for a day.’’
Mr Barr spoke with a several state ministers who visited the electorate in the past five weeks including Rural and Regional Development Minister Peter Ryan, Attorney General Robert Clark, Water and Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh, Ports, Major Projects and Manufacturing Minister David Hodgett, and Multicultural Affairs and Planning Minister Matthew Guy.
‘‘I also attended the Nationals State conference in Benalla over the weekend, taking an active role speaking on motions and took the opportunity to raise several issues with a variety of state and federal members of parliament,’’ he said.
‘‘Visiting towns in both the current and expanded Shepparton electorate (following the Electoral Boundaries Review) is really important to me and gives me an opportunity to listen to people’s issues and concerns.
‘‘I will keep travelling about the electorate and look forward to meeting with more people, businesses and community groups to hear their views and say hello.’’
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