From my family to you, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with joy, happiness and time to reconnect with family and friends.
This past year has brought its share of challenges and I understand the difficulties many residents are facing with the rising cost of living.
I have been advocating in Parliament for the government to do more to ease the cost-of-living pressures families are facing – from higher mortgages, rents, groceries, energy and healthcare.
But now, at Christmas, we are all presented with an opportunity to slow down and enjoy a break with family and loved ones.
It’s a chance to reflect on the year gone by and make plans for the year ahead.
This Christmas in particular, I urge you to reach out to your friends, family, loved ones and neighbours.
Let’s not just celebrate the joy of the season, but also extend a helping hand to those around us.
A simple conversation, a shared meal and a small gesture of kindness can make the world of difference.
As always, if there is anything I can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
My office has recently moved. You can now find me at 110 Main Street, Lilydale, or alternatively, I can still be reached on (03) 9727 0799 or at Aaron.Violi.MP@aph.gov.au.
As we step into the new year, may we continue to support each other and work together to make our community even stronger.