House debates

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Statements by Members

Moore Electorate

1:51 pm

Photo of Ian GoodenoughIan Goodenough (Moore, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Last week I held my regular community cuppa sessions at two popular local cafes, Alex Junior in Padbury and Marmalade Cafe in Carine. These catchups provide a relaxed and informal way for me to stay in touch with electors, listening to their feedback and concerns. The two events were well attended by local residents, who raised a number of issues with me. Cost-of-living pressures remain the main concern for my constituents, with many locals feeling the pinch after eight consecutive interest rate rises since May last year. They are also struggling with higher grocery prices, high fuel costs and hefty electricity bills. With another rate rise expected today, the Albanese Labor government must urgently address the cost-of-living crisis to ease that pressure on local households.

Quite a few constituents also raised with me their concerns regarding the referendum on the voice. Specifically my constituents want to know the details surrounding the treaty, which will follow the voice. Australians will not just leave the details to the politicians to figure out later. I look forward to holding more community cuppas across Moore later this year.