An honour and privilege to serve you

This is my first column since the election and I understand the poll will be officially declared this week.

Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of this wonderful part of Australia for once again electing me as your Local Federal Member of Parliament.

It's been an honour and privilege to serve you for the past six years and I look forward to delivering on the many things we campaigned on in the lead up the election.

The election was a battle of many ideas and I'm delighted the Australian people were able to endorse the policy agenda of The Nationals and our Coalition colleagues in the Liberal party.

There are many challenges that lie ahead and I am confident that our nation and our economy are in good hands.

There are many challenges that lie ahead.

Dr David Gillespie

We have a strong track record over the past 5 1/2 years fixing the financial mess we inherited when we came to office, and in this year's Budget, the Coalition was able to announce we will deliver a budget surplus and we'll be able to continue to pay down Labor's debt.

As we continue to grow our economy and pay down the debt, that means there is more money available to pay for more important infrastructure and services that our community needs.

There are a lot of things on our to do list, and locally, I'm looking forward to again working with state and local government representatives over the coming years to deliver for our community.