MP is helping

WHEN approached by the Southern Gazette about my stance on the Government�s decision to stop funding financial counselling services through the Department of Child Protection, I explained the reasoning behind the decision, which is something that few people bother to let the public know.

I also said that, having followed Jacaranda�s work for many years, I felt that there was a good case to request extraordinary funding for them.

For some reason, the reporter decided not to include in her article that I have written a letter to Minister Helen Morton asking for more funding so that Jacaranda�s clients can access face-to-face financial counselling.

On reading the article without any prior knowledge of the issue, one would have the impression that I am merely trying to justify the Government�s position, when in truth I am working hard to assist an organisation that helps many of the most vulnerable members of our community.


Member for Belmont.