Member for McEwen
Rob has lived most of his adult life in the electorate of McEwen, and now lives in Whittlesea with his partner Lisa and their two dogs, Zoe and Bruiser. He’s a local with real world experience and a proven record for keeping his promises. When he says he’ll something, he makes sure he does it.
Rob has always had a hands-on role our community. Starting work in a shoe factory, seeing the experiences of my workmates on the factory floor inspired him to stand up and protect worker’s rights. Rob was an RACV mechanic helping Victorian drivers, and was a proud founding member of Australia’s first Community Emergency Response Team in Craigieburn.
Rob was the first Labor member elected to the Victorian Legislative Council seat of Central Highlands in 2002.
As a local, Rob understands the need to have a secure job, a safe community and better access to the services we all need. He is committed to investing in our children’s future with innovation through education, protecting Medicare rather than dismantling it, investing in and not cutting our health services, investing in job-creating infrastructure and looking after our pensioners, not making life harder for them.
Rob will work hard to get the NBN into our area – with fibre-to-the-home technology - not costly, outdated-copper-to-the-node that the Liberals are promoting as the answer to 21st century communications problems.
He will also work hard to make sure that the problems of black spot mobile phone connections are properly addressed. So far the Liberals have in three years of government provided just two towers to help our bushfire prone area.
Rob will continue to fight for a fair share for our fast growing communities.
Labor has already announced 100 Positive Policies to move Australia in the right direction. While the Turnbull Government is busy co-opting our policies or shifting blame for the problems of their last three years, Labor is focused on putting people first, not big business.