A very happy Christmas to the 110,000 people who live in the beautifully diverse electorate of Lyons.
I have had the privilege of being your Federal MP for nearly 15 months and I have enjoyed every minute of it.
I have travelled extensively throughout the electorate in that time and have held 29 Listening Posts from Dodges Ferry and Taranna in the South-East, from Bicheno and Swansea on the East Coast, from Wilmot and the little town of Lorinna in the North-West to Magra and Westerway in the South-West.
Highlights for me during the year have been the many visits to schools which have included the Tasman District High School, the Port Sorell Primary School, Our Lady of Mercy School at Deloraine, Bothwell District High School and the Meander Primary School.
I am delighted to have hosted many visits to my electorate from senior members of the Government including Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Small Business Minister Bruce Billson, Human Services Minister Marise Payne, Environment Minister Greg Hunt, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs, Assistant Minister for Education Susan Ley and Assistant Minister for Employment Luke Hartsuyker.
These visits highlight that the Government is serious about the importance of the Lyons electorate and I thank the ministers for their time.
If you are looking for some holiday reading, see my latest Hutch’s Herald on this website for news in Lyons.
Enjoy the festive season. I hope your 2015 is a safe and prosperous one.