House debates

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Statements by Members

Stirling Electorate

1:46 pm

Photo of Vince ConnellyVince Connelly (Stirling, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Due to population changes in my home state of Western Australia, the Australian Electoral Commission has been charged to conduct a redistribution which will see the number of divisions go from 16 down to 15. The draft boundaries which were released last week see the abolition of the federal division of Stirling, the one that I represent. Stirling division will now most likely be merged out into the four neighbouring divisions. Today I want to assure the people of Stirling, from Trigg to Tuart Hill and every home in between, that I will keep fighting for you.

Whilst these boundaries are not confirmed, our office is 100 per cent open for business. We will keep listening to and helping every single person who reaches out to us. We will also support the hundreds of community, cultural and volunteer organisations in Stirling who really make up the fabric of our wonderful community. As we continue our COVID-19 recovery, it is critical that every person, every community group, every organisation in Australia continues to take the most of every opportunity. We need to continue to grow our sovereign industrial capabilities and to drive down energy costs. It is also critical, and I will keep contributing to fiercely defending Australia and our national interests at home and within our region of the Indo-Pacific.