While each year brings its own joys and challenges, over the festive period I hope you have the opportunity to spend some time relaxing with the ones you love, freshening up for the year ahead whatever it brings.
If you are travelling over the break please take care on the road. A long trip can be made safer with some forward planning, in-car activities for the children, plenty of rest breaks and sharing driving duties where possible.
Fire and storm activity can also impact much of the country this time of year, so please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the best way to receive any local weather or emergency services information.
I wish you a happy, safe and enjoyable holiday period for you and your family.
Our offices are closed over Christmas/New Year and will reopen on 04 Jan 2016. For any electorate inquiries during this period, please call 1300 303 203 and leave a voice message.