Standing up for Canberra

Fighting for Canberra

I know that many Canberrans share my concerns about the future of the public service in Canberra, with the new Abbott Government promising to cut at least 12,000 – 20,000 jobs and move thousands more interstate.

In 1996 I lost my own job as part of the Howard Government’s public service job cuts, so I know first-hand the devastation of mass job losses. You can read about my own experience in this City News article.

I will fight to protect Canberra jobs, and work with Canberrans to ensure our city isn’t decimated by these plans. You can find my latest press releases and speeches on the Abbott Government’s planned job cuts below: