Rebecca is practical, hard-working and passionate about Tasmania’s regional communities. She will ensure Lyons continues to share in the state’s growth and prosperity and that it realises its potential as the nation’s food bowl.
Through the last term of Labor Government Rebecca has worked to deliver many projects for Lyons including the South East Irrigation Scheme, upgrades to Pembroke Park, upgrades to the Brighton Bowls Club, expansion at the Freycinet Golf Club, funding for the Derwent Valley Tidy Towns committee, supported Men’s Sheds and Neighbourhood Houses across Lyons, helped establish Community Blitz in Bridgewater and Gagebrook, secured funding to help build a children’s playground at Murdunna, provided financial assistance for junior sport in Triabunna and other sporting clubs across Lyons and was involved in many other events, fundraisers and activities.
As Parliamentary Secretary for Cost of Living Rebecca was able to help the Government deliver on a $5 million commitment to ease the pressure on Tasmanians in need through the Food for all Tasmanians Fund, the Financial Literacy Exchange Program, the Stay Warm Save Money program, expansion of the No Interest Loans program and financial support for emergency relief and emergency food relief programs.
As Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Rebecca engaged with the small business community to help develop the Small Business Strategy that sets out a framework for Government to work with small business to improve the operating environment and skill business for growth. Rebecca has hosted events for small business to meet with procurement officers and improve understanding and opportunities to tender for Government work and regularly meets with chambers of commerce to ensure Government is aware of business issues.
As the the newly appointed Shadow Minister for Health & Preventative Care, Mental Health and Primary Industries and Water. Rebecca will hold the Liberal government to the promises they made to the Tasmanian people and that Tasmanians continue to have access to and receive the services they need.
Rebecca and the Labor team are working closely with stakeholders to understand how Labor can develop policy that better supports the workforce and our community in order to take a comprehensive agenda and vision for Tasmania to the 2018 election that puts people first.
Rebecca grew up on her parents’ farm Redbanks in Nugent and attended Sorell School before graduation from UTas with a combined Commerce and Arts degree. She has built her own home in the electorate.
Rebecca has energy, vigour and drive and her common sense approach will help ensure regional Tasmania’s strong future.