Philomenia Carney, small business owner of the iconic Winchelsea Tea Rooms and Cafe which was forced to close by Surf Coast Shire Council
President of the Chilwell Primary School School Council, which is being totally ignored by the Victorian School Building Authority’s ‘refurbishment’ of one of their buildings
Richard Riordan MP, Member for Polwarth and I with Robert Lowe, Peek Whurrong elder in Terang, who was helping to advise us on indigenous history and cultural issues across our electorates.
Jenny Bowker, Graham Lee, Laurel McLennan, Veronica McDonald and Julie Oataway and I at the Cafe La Hoot in the beautiful Winchelsea.
Jeanette Rudman who told me of her failed attempt to secure an ambulance when in excruciating agony, raising the issue of Victorian ambulance response times.
Mayor Samantha McIntosh, the Deputy Mayor Jim Rinaldi, Cr Grant Tillet, Cr Ben Taylor, Justine Linley (CEO), Terry Demeo (Director Infrastructure and Environment) and Angelique Lush (Director Major Projects) of Ballarat City Council after an important briefing on their issues of the unfair nature of property taxes as the revenue source for local government; vitally needed enabling infrastructure; Waste to Energy; and Transport and connectivity hubs.
At the Delgados Coffee Bar with Diana Shelton who provides exceptional radiography service at the Camperdown Hospital, Luke Fisher, a second year Deakin medical imaging student who was Diana’s very appreciative protégé and Margaret Clissold, the ever helpful and supportive ‘front of house’ staff member at the hospital.
With the Mayor of Warrnambool, Cr Tony Herbert discussing the increasing level of State Government cost shifting to local government, the V/Line VLocity train debacle and the outdated system of local government rates as the main source of Council revenue raising.
Congratulating new citizens at the City of Greater Geelong’s ‘Ceremony for Conferral of Australian Citizenship’