It’s looking more and more like a May election is on the cards so there is no time to waste!
Our campaign continues to gather momentum and strength. You may have already seen us out on the campaign trail, listening to Kooyong residents about the issues that matter to them.
Nearly 800 volunteers have signed up to help with letterboxing, door knocking, phone calls, and election day activities. It is not too late to sign up – we will need 1000 people supporting the campaign on election day alone!
Last week, 150 volunteers braved Melbourne’s hot and humid weather to deliver 65,000 flyers to households across the electorate.
Our signs (aka “corflutes”) are appearing everywhere: 1 in every 125 houses in Kooyong has a Monique Ryan sign. This is more than any of the parties had by the end of their 2019 campaign in Kooyong!
Our fundraiser has gone gangbusters and we are more than halfway towards our goal to generate $50,000 in donations to secure our office space and turn our windows into giant glass billboards.
But with Josh Frydenberg appearing on billboards and phone booths across the electorate, we still need your help!
Could you please help us reach our target of 2,500 yard signs (corflutes) across the electorate? Signs are free and you can order as many as you like for your friends and neighbours. A volunteer will deliver them to your home and help you put them up.
I continue to meet with policy experts in the areas that matter most to Kooyong: the economy, climate change, integrity, equality for women, health care, and refugees. Transparency and accountability keep coming up as major issues across so many areas of government. As well as a strong Federal Integrity Commission, we need measures to hold the government accountable in aged care and the NDIS.
In my discussions with Kooyong residents, health is a particular area of concern. The last two years of the pandemic have exposed shortcomings in our public health and aged care sectors.
This virus will be with us for years. In the next 12 to 18 months, it’s vital that the federal government critically reviews its COVID management and formulates a plan for dealing with new variants. As Kooyong’s Independent representative, I would work hard to hold the government to account on its management of public health.
Stay well and Happy Lunar New Year to all our Chinese friends and neighbours,
In the Year of the Tiger, may we all assume the Tiger’s characteristics of bravery, confidence and strength.
Join Monique and the fabulous Julia Zemiro (RockWiz and Home Delivery) for an evening of music and politics.
Grab a drink and some nibbles and join us to hear Julia and Mon explore Mon’s campaign playlist and the songs that inspire her. With tunes from Gideon Preiss [Husky] you’ll enjoy a great night in.
Mon is out and about in the community and is keen to hear about the issues that you care about. This week you can meet Mon at the following locations:
Friday 4 February
Outside Lido Arcade, Glenferrie Road Hawthorn from 12pm-1.00pm
Saturday 5 February
Corner of High Street and Walpole Street, Kew, from 9am-9:45am
Outside Camberwell Place (Burke Avenue), Camberwell Junction, from 10.15 am-11am
Sunday 6 February
Corner of Glenferrie Road and Linda Crescent, Hawthorn, from 1pm-2pm
Tuesday 8 February
Corner of Whitehorse Road and Mangan Street, Balwyn from 9am-10:30am
Wednesday 9 February
Greythorn Central Shopping Strip, Balwyn North from 9:30am-10:45am
Friday 11 February
Corner of Maling Road and Bryson Street, Canterbury from 10am-11:30am
Connect with Mon
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