We are closing in on our target of 2000 volunteers and we are having conversations with people all over the ACT. If you haven’t joined the team yet, you can get involved here.
The outpouring of support we’ve received this week from hundreds of people across the community in response to the ramp of attack ads from our opponents has been overwhelming.
I’ll be heading along to our volunteer meet and greet at Rose Cottage 4.30 to 5.30pm and would love to see you there.
After that it is onto the ANU for a forum on how politics can be done differently from 6 to 7.30pm where I will be moderating a stellar panel featuring Ash Streeter-Jones, Daisy Jeffrey, Aqeel Camal, Sally Scales, and Dhani Gilbert. Spots are limited so RSVP here!
This week I attended FOUR candidates forums and some other great events which I’ll get onto in just a sec.
Thank you to U3A, ACTCOSS, ACT Conservation Council and the Kingston Barton Residents association for organising.
Unfortunately Senator Seselja has been a notable absence at every forum I've done.
It’s also why I took issue with Advance Australia’s pretty desperate and dirty tactics - tactics that suggest our campaign to have better representation in the ACT is hitting a nerve. By all means, let’s have a robust election contest but we should be stopping short of misleading voters and undermining our democracy with underhanded tactics.
Another issue that keeps cropping up is ensuring we have enough police officers on the ground keeping our community safe. That’s why I am backing the AFP Association’s call to increase staff and also ensure our local force is no longer the lowest paid in the country.
Canberra is home to some extraordinarily bright, hardworking, ambitious and tenacious entrepreneurs and small business owners. I will be working hard to support them every way I can. You can check out how I will do this here.
The weekend ahead
7.45 – 9.15am, Tuggeranong Park Run
9.30 – 10am, Calwell Stall
10.30 – 11am, Chisholm Stall
11.30 – 12.30, Kambah Politics in the Park
1 - 2pm Handmade Market, Budawang Pavilion, EPIC
4 – 5pm, Telugu New Year celebration, Harrison
9 – 9.30am, Southside Farmers Markets
10 – 11.00am, Holder Politics in the Park
1 – 3pm, Big Door Knock Harrison **New date**
Have a great weekend.