As we head towards the end of a stressful and uncertain year, I hope you and your family are able to spend quality time together over the Christmas and New Year.
It has been a tough year, particularly for border communities and the regions. After drought and bushfire, city-centric COVID restrictions hurt our regions, particularly our border towns, both financially and mentally.
When I entered this role I wanted to use my platform to promote the regions. To support this last year I put together a calendar of regional events which I sent out across the State. Then 2020 happened!!! Most events were cancelled even as we look forward into 2021. So this year, for my calendar I still want to showcase the regions, but I need your help.
As we navigate our way through these trying times, the Nationals have been working to resolve a number of issues in regional Australia, especially the chaos caused by the recent border closures between states. While these border issues continue for us in regional communities, I’ll be sending out monthly updates on the progress we have made and what still needs to be done, so regional communities can return to a Covid-normality and get on with their daily lives.