Paul in Bradfield


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Statement on the 2019 Election Result

Thank you to the people of Bradfield – for once again electing me to serve as your representative in our national Parliament at the 2019 federal election.

Bradfield is an extraordinary community. The electorate is known for its fine schools and hospitals, its gracious heritage architecture of federation homes and tree lined streets and its natural beauty including wonderful national parks. Bradfield’s people are hard-working, well-educated and many hold senior managerial and professional jobs; indeed leaders in every sector of national life live in this electorate.

Bradfield is as diverse as modern Australia: over 19 per cent of residents reported being of Chinese background in the most recent census, 4% Korean, 3% Indian, and many others besides. When I came into the Parliament at the 2009 by-election I considered it was a remarkable privilege to represent this community in our national Parliament; now, after five elections, I believe that even more strongly.

In this next Parliament I will continue to work as part of the Morrison Government to make Australia an even better place to live, work and raise a family. Locally, my priorities will include supporting our outstanding government, Catholic and independent schools in Bradfield; the continued delivery of infrastructure, supported by Commonwealth funding, that will benefit our community, including NorthConnex and Sydney Metro City and Southwest; and working to protect our wonderful natural environment and precious green spaces in Bradfield.

Let me acknowledge and thank my fellow candidates from Labor, the Greens, UAP and Sustainable Australia. It is important for our democracy that good people are prepared to stand for office. From all quarters, our local campaign activities were conducted in a civil fashion and a spirit of mutual respect. I also acknowledge and thank all of the volunteers who helped with my campaign – and who helped on the campaigns of the other candidates.

Most of all, I acknowledge and thank the people of Bradfield for your positive engagement with the election campaign. Wherever I interacted with constituents, from early morning railway station visits to the St Ives Festival on the Green, to community meetings, to visits to schools and retirement villages, to the hundreds of people I met on election day, to interaction online and via email, I almost always received a thoughtful, engaged and courteous response. People in Bradfield take seriously the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen in one of the most successful parliamentary democracies in the world!

Thank you for placing your trust in me as your representative.

I will do my best to serve you.

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Roseville Station Listening Post

With the enthusiastic Liberal team -Georgia, Anna & Nadine - at Roseville Station where we’ve had a successful morning speaking with constituents about the issues in this election campaign; several people raised their concerns about Labor’s retiree tax.

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Pymble Community Meeting

Great to be in Pymble tonight to host one of my regular town hall meetings. Thanks to all who attended and provided me with their views.

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Asquith Station Listening Post

At Asquith station - near the northern end of Bradfield - greeting constituents as they make their way to work or school.

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St Ives Festival on the Green

At St Ives Festival on the Green with an enthusiastic Liberal team - a big roll up at this popular community event!

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Hornsby Mall Listening Post

With our team of Liberal volunteers in Hornsby mall - getting a good response from constituents!

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Turramurra Station Listening Post

Great to be at Turramurra station this morning with the Liberal team!

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Visit to Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

Speaking to Year 5 & Year 6 students at Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School in St Ives about our system of government in Australia.

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Normanhurst Station Listening Post

With the Liberal crew at Normanhurst station, where we are speaking to constituents as they head home.

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Anzac Day 2019

This ANZAC Day we pause to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by our servicemen and servicewomen across the years. Thank you to those have served and continue to serve our great nation.

Lest we forget.

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Hornsby Station Listening Post

Speaking with constituents at Hornsby station - where Bradfield is on one side and Berowra the other side - with Julian Leeser MP for Berowra

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Visit to The Grange Waitara

Speaking with residents at The Grange retirement village in Waitara about how a strong budget and economy is vital to fund the services Australians rely on.