Meet Labor candidate Maurice Billi

Maurice Billi has lived and worked in the area for over 20 years. He has worked in the health and education sector, having previous experience as a Youth Worker as well as spending over 10 years in the media working in radio, television and news reporting.


Why should Wannon vote for you?

“I believe the people of Wannon have largely been ignored for too long by the Liberal National Party. People keep telling me that they don’t feel like they have a voice and that they are not in the national conversation,” Billi said.

“Labor has a plan to govern for all Australians with a focus on support for middle and lower income earners, including tax cuts, support for childcare costs, a comprehensive cancer support package, investing in mental health support, taking real action on climate change, providing free TAFE and greater support for employers taking on apprentices.”

What issues are you most passionate about?

“I’m very passionate about taking real action on climate change, reducing emissions, lowering pollution, investing in renewables and supporting our transition to electric vehicles in the future.”

“I’m also passionate about getting better and more timely mental health services for people in rural and regional areas, especially for young people.”

“I also believe we can only really be judged on how we support our most vulnerable people which is why I want a stronger focus on Homelessness support, tackling family violence, supporting refugees and asylum seekers, as well as supporting our indigenous communities and our pensioners.” 

What do you think your voters are most passionate about?

“Voters keep talking to me about the cost of living, struggling to make ends meet as we have stagnant wage growth.”

“They also talk about power prices not coming down, wanting action on climate change, fixing our roads, getting better funding for our hospitals and government schools, and support for our regional and rural areas.”

Maurice Billi’s Top 5 Priorities

1. Taking real action on climate change.
2.Greater Investment in hospitals and government schools in the Wannon electorate – reversing the coalition cuts in these areas.
3.Making sure we have a Minister for Youth in the next government, with a focus on better support for young people in rural and regional areas – especially in the mental health area. 
4. Fixing the NBN so we have faster, more reliable internet. 
5. Supporting our farming community by providing fit for purpose roads, a comprehensive drought policy across the country and an energy plan that provides long term security and planning opportunities. 

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