Wednesday, 15 May 2019
The election of nearly here. A new era for Cowper is nearly here. A new era for Australia is nearly here.
This newsletter, my last before the election, is a quick update from the Labor campaign in Cowper.
CAN YOU HELP US THIS SATURDAY?
We have a pretty good volunteer turnout at polling booths this Saturday but we also have a few gaps. If you can help for a few hours to cover a shift or give some other workers a break, please contact the following people in these local government areas:
- Port Macquarie: Beverly Sharpe 0400 439 028 or email
- Macleay Valley: Margaret Morgan 0448 665 111 or email
- Nambucca River: Susan Jenvey 0417 849 681 or email
- Bellinger River: Karen Wilson 0408 200 296 or email
- Coffs Harbour: June Smith 0432 354 456or email
Next Sunday morning, Australia will wake up with Bill Shorten or Scott Morrison as Prime Minister. We won’t wake up with a minor party or independent Prime Minister. It will be either a Labor or Liberal PM. We’ve been working hard to make it sure it is a Labor Prime Minister. Should this happen, locally, we’ll all be better off with a Labor voice inside a Shorten Labor Government.
Labor and I have long argued that Australia needs change and we’ll do better off with a strong and stable majority Shorten Labor Government. The cuts, chaos and division of the Liberals and Nationals have to end. We need Labor’s solid policy, stability and focus on fairness. We have the right priorities, people, policies and plans for a positive, prosperous and sustainable future.
I have also argued that we’ll all be better off with a Labor voice inside that Shorten Labor Government. I want to be a part of a Shorten Labor Government and at the table of decision makers making sure we get the infrastructure, services and assistance we need to get ahead.
Over the last 18 months, I have spoken with thousands of people locally. They’re desperate for change. But it must be worthwhile change, where we not only have a Shorten Labor Government, but a local Labor member inside that government. Nothing will change unless this happens. Under the Nationals in Cowper, we have had a century of under achievement and lost opportunities. Only Labor can turn this around.
We will need a local Labor champion working inside a Shorten Labor Government to ensure we get our fair share; fix what needs fixing and get ahead. It is time to change Cowper to Labor.
ELECTION DAY MESSAGE
If you are working on a polling booth on Saturday, as you hand the ‘how to vote’ to voters, please convey the following message:
FOR A VOICE IN A LABOR GOVERNMENT
If you want a little bit more information about me up your sleeves, have a read of this: LINK.
HOW TO VOTE
POLICY, POLICY, POLICY
Labor has announced several policies a day for the last month. You can read a selection I think are applicable to Cowper here: LINK.
The Labor campaign for Cowper is now more than 12 months old. Over this time, hundreds of people throughout this massive electorate have provided help to me with letterboxing, donations, staffing market stalls, staffing at early voting centres and ideas on ways we can get ahead here. To the ‘rusted-on’ True Believers, thank you. To the friends of Labor, thank you. To those that have taken an interest, thank you. I am happy with the campaign as run. I remain hopeful of a positive result this Saturday night. But as I said on day one, if we don’t get the Nationals this time, we will get them next time.
I call upon you to maintain your rage and enthusiasm until the election on the 18th of May 2019.