Independent Candidate for the Federal seat of Groom.
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Independent Candidate for the Federal seat of Groom, Suzie Holt, calls out the lack of vision for our region in yesterday’s Federal budget.
“Given the cost-of-living pressures, people in our region will be glad for the one-off payments that are being offered. However, this does nothing more than take the sting out of these cost-of-living pressures.”
“It is the role of the Federal government and representatives to offer a long-term vision that provides opportunity, which is nonexistent in this budget. The $7.1bn included in the budget for regional Australia has been flagged for regions other than Groom.”
In talking to the residents of Groom, Ms Holt said people want opportunities for their families and community.
“They want to be able to afford a home or find a rental, access quality health services, and see real opportunities in training and education for their children.
Once again, our federal member for the LNP sat quietly at the back of the room and watched any funding available go to other Australians.”
“For too long our business community has had to shoulder the burden alone of providing opportunities for our region. People don’t just need a one-off payment today - they need investment in our region so their hopes for the future can be realised.”
“We need different levels of government working together to make things happen. There is opportunity for this to happen between Federal, state and local governments on those critical issues of health, housing availability, education and training.”
“We need a local representative who will pick up the phone, walk across the political divide, and put the people of this region, not their party, first.”