Dear Editor,


As the year comes to a close I’d like to take the opportunity to wish all your readers a very merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.


Christmas is a time when we celebrate the birth of Christ and his message of peace and goodwill. And while many of us celebrate with gifts under the tree the most special gift of all is the time spent with family and friends over the holiday period. This is the true magic of Christmas, a time to stop and reflect on those we hold dear.


Enjoy this time together and remember to reach out to those in our community who may need a little extra care this Christmas, particularly if they are older, live on their own or are going through a rough patch. Take the time to reach out and pass on the Christmas message of peace and goodwill.

The Christmas/New Year period is also a busy time of year on our roads but if we all do our bit to pay extra attention and drive to conditions we can contribute to a safer journey for all road users.


Finally, please spare a thought for our Australian Defence Force personnel deployed overseas ensuring our nation remains safe and secure this Christmas.


Merry Christmas, have a safe and prosperous New Year.



Tony Pasin MP

Member for Barker