Here for Geelong

Representing the people of the Geelong, Bellarine and Lara areas as the Member for Corio is the greatest honour of my working life.

As your local Federal MP, I want to be a strong voice fighting for a positive future for the Geelong region, and to do my job effectively I need to hear what matters to you and your family.

If I can help you with a Federal matter, please contact me.

Yours sincerely,
Richard Marles

Together we can
make a difference

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Richard Marles MP shared Sky News Australia's video.

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Shadow Defence Minister Richard Marles: 'Until the government starts to base an argument for an Australian Defence industry in strategic policy, it'll continue to be met with skepticism from the Defen...

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An Australian Defence Industry: Establishing a Proper Rationale. Looking forward to my defence industry focused address to the National Press Club of Australia today.

In 1918, the First World War entered its fifth calendar year.

During the final months of the war, the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) was involved in a number of significant battles leading up to the Armistice on 11 November 1918.

Including the Second battle at Villers-Bretonneux, France:

The second battle took place on 24 and 25 April 1918 and involved a night-time counter-attack by the 15th Brigade of the AIF under Harold ‘Pompey’ Elliott in a desperate attempt to recapture the town of Villers-Bretonneux.

The successful counter-attack by the Australians during the second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux was described by British Commander Brigadier General Grogan VC as ‘perhaps the greatest individual feat of the war’.

The words ‘Do not forget Australia’ are on a sign in the playground of the Victoria school in Villers-Bretonneux which was rebuilt after the war with money raised by donations from Victoria, Australia.
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In 1918, the First World War entered its fifth calendar year. 

During the final months of the war, the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) was involved in a number of significant battles leading up to the Armistice on 11 November 1918.

Including the Second battle at Villers-Bretonneux, France:

The second battle took place on 24 and 25 April 1918 and involved a night-time counter-attack by the 15th Brigade of the AIF under Harold ‘Pompey’ Elliott in a desperate attempt to recapture the town of Villers-Bretonneux. 

The successful counter-attack by the Australians during the second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux was described by British Commander Brigadier General Grogan VC as ‘perhaps the greatest individual feat of the war’. 

The words ‘Do not forget Australia’ are on a sign in the playground of the Victoria school in Villers-Bretonneux which was rebuilt after the war with money raised by donations from Victoria, Australia.

John Bugge is a Portarlington local and a Vietnam war veteran. He kindly accepted my request to lay a wreath at Portarlington's Dawn Service on ANZAC day on my behalf.

He very kindly accepted - Thanks John.

Mr. Bugge’s great-uncle, Ernest Bugge, and five others from the Bellarine Peninsula were some of the 6000 Australians that died during the Battle of Bullecourt in 1917.
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John Bugge is a Portarlington local and a Vietnam war veteran. He kindly accepted my request to lay a wreath at Portarlingtons Dawn Service on ANZAC day on my behalf. 

He very kindly accepted - Thanks John. 

Mr. Bugge’s great-uncle, Ernest Bugge, and five others from the Bellarine Peninsula were some of the 6000 Australians that died during the Battle of Bullecourt in 1917.