DEPUTY Leader of the Federal Opposition, the Hon Julie Bishop, officially launched the campaign of the Liberal candidate for Eden-Monaro, Peter Hendy on Friday. “I am particularly pleased to officially launch Peter Hendy’s campaign for election to the bellwether electorate of Eden-Monaro,” Julie Bishop said.
“Peter Hendy is an outstanding candidate who will provide the people of Eden-Monaro with an opportunity to help return good government to Australia.
“I have known Peter Hendy for many years and admire his commitment to making a positive difference to the lives of others. He has strong personal values of self-reliance, integrity, perseverance and hard work.
“Peter’s background in small business and as a leader in the business community as the Chief Executive of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will make him an ideal advocate for the people of Eden-Monaro, where creating jobs is done through supporting its economic engine – the small business sector,” Julie Bishop said.
“Peter has a particular skill for listening to and connecting with people and this combined with his commitment to fighting for a better deal for his local community, will make him an outstanding representative in Parliament and leader in the community.”
In thanking Julie Bishop for launching his campaign for Eden-Monaro, Peter Hendy said he felt humbled to be selected to stand as the Liberal candidate in the electorate where he has lived for 12 years, and where he is now raising his young family with his wife Bronwyn.
“I first came to the region 29 years ago and there would not be another area of Australia where my family and I would rather be living,” Peter Hendy said, “and it would be a singular honour to be chosen to represent this region in our Parliament.”
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned working with Australia’s small businesses is the importance of a strong economy to support local residents and businesses. If I am chosen by the electors of Eden-Monaro to represent them I will use all my experience to fight for our region – to help deal with the rising costs of living, create more local jobs and help deliver the road upgrades and frontline services that we desperately need,” Peter Hendy said.