Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life



It’s coming up to 12 months since being elected, and what an honour it is to be chosen to represent our incredible region. Being able to bring your voice to our nation’s capital nearly every sitting week, being able to share your voice in our national debates, travelling to every corner of our beautiful electorate, and meeting so many incredible people are just some of the great perks of representing you!

But one of my favourite parts of the being the Federal Member is meeting people across the electorate and especially meeting those who volunteer their time to our communities.

Our volunteers are some of the most selfless people I’ve ever met, from the great people at Meals on Wheels, to our Crime Stoppers, our VMR’s, SES groups, our RSL’s, Rotary & Lions Clubs, and many other community groups and sports clubs.

These incredible men and women contribute so much to our region, while expecting nothing in return!

As this week is National Volunteers Week and its an opportunity for us to give back and say ‘thank-you’ to our incredible ladies and gents who volunteer their time. And with this year’s theme being ‘The Change Makers’, it’s the perfect time to acknowledge the power our volunteers have in driving positive change in our communities!

I have one thing to say to our amazing volunteers across Dawson: THANK-YOU!

Thank-you for working so hard for our communities!

Thank-you for being the backbone of our region!

And thank-you for always being there when our communities need you most!

This National Volunteers Week, if you see one of our fantastic volunteers, please show how much we appreciate them and appreciate what they do for Dawson!

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