This year I joined community members, Southern Grampians Shire Council and distinguished guests at the Hamilton Botanic Gardens as we celebrated Australia day.  Below is a photo gallery from the celebrations and also an excerpt of my speech.  I also paid tribute to the ‘2017 Australian of the Year Local Hero’ – Vicki Jellie, for her work in bringing the community together to raise funds for regional cancer services.

Photo Gallery:

Watch an excerpt of my speech: