• Richard Marles
  • Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party | Shadow Minister for Defence | Federal Member for Corio

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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18 hours ago

Richard Marles MP

It was a privilege to address the Victorian Labor State Conference on Saturday.

My speech in full below.
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My only question after that amazing speech is, what is your new leader doing? Sorry, I have lost interest and so have many other faithful followers because your new leader is basically missing from the story. Jim Chalmers needs to step up now. πŸ‘πŸ‘

Hahaha and the bood you and half walked out lmao dicky

Liked the bit that shows your true hypocrisy praising Bill and your like for him when only a couple of months ago you crucified him for the unlooseable election loss ,

22 hours ago

Richard Marles MP

It is important that prosperity is shared with every Australian.

And so we're going to build an agenda which enables us to tell a story to make sure that we win the next election.
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It is important that prosperity is shared with every Australian.

And so were going to build an agenda which enables us to tell a story to make sure that we win the next election.

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It cannot come soon enough, it is so sad to see the decline in this wonderful country in recent years, in so many aspects of life and I am not talking about wealth and posessions but humanity,caring, acceptance of all people and cultures, sharing and kindness and a helping hand for all who need it.πŸ’Ÿ

If you want to gain community respect start with a committment to recognise the Uluru Statement from the Heart and implement its requests completely within 100 days of taking office. Continuing neglect in addressing the aspirations of our First Nations is perpetuating a non-healing wound in Australia's psyche.

People underestimate the power of narrative, but it is how we have told our stories to build our unique cultures since the uttering of the first words spoken. Any narrative, however, becomes meaningless if it is not backed up with the right actions. Find a narrative that fits in with the contemporary Australian dream, and build a culture around it. To find out what that dream is, you have to hit the streets.

I applaud your intent Richard but we don't want stories we want solid, grounded, workable plans mate.

Let the message contain hope and direction for the every day Australian that are doing it so tough as we go through great change in this nation due to economic change and unite this country for the common good of all.

Enough STORIES please!!! Facts, Figures, Compassion and Action is all we want from our politicians. There is enough hot air on the news and in the press! Stories get longer and longer, achieve little and take up valuable time.

Can't see it happening. Labor has alienated it's traditional base and has also lost the support of the unions. Unless Labor can turn it around we doomed to have a LNP government with a lot of independent politicians as opposition.

By taxing them to death and then death taxing them. That’s really equitable Woody.

Emigration is good for Australia let’s populate the interior of this immense continent not just the coastline. We don’t have enough people to drive the economy forwards, 15 million workers from a population of 25million will never work when 10 million depend on our current workforce just to stay alive. We are surrounded by water and should make good use of it , seasonal rain should only be counted on as a bonus if governments had the vision we could channel some of the sea inland creating moisture and more reliable rainfalls.

Can’t afford any more of this present Government...

If that's the case Richard you need real progressive policies. Take a leaf out of the Bernie Sanders AOC handbook. Operating within the neoliberal paradigm will not work economically or politically. You must present as a real alternative.

Would this include you as the leader? πŸ™‚

I really have a problem with the growing inequality in Australia. It is upsetting

That's what all politicians are so very good at, telling stories, tall stories, long winded stories and make believe stories.

No matter who we vote for we always get a politician running the Country. We never seem to get a politician that is a leader with integrity and foresight

It would have to be a great story for prosperity to b.s. shared with us ordinary people rich get richer and the poor get poorer

These tales always have a sad ending and we are so traumatised by them. πŸ™„β˜ΉοΈ

Why just tell a story. Action speaks louder than words.

"A STORY" ??????? We need more than a bloody STORY Richard.

What happened to the ethos in Australia when it was a national aspiration to lower inequality not to entrench it and further it as is happening under the LNP government ATM.

Income reduction policies will never work for any political party...start there first.

Any one can tell a story . But making it happen is a different Proposition.

That should make good listening how many years we gotta wait Labour

united we stand no need to pray for miracles

The lnp need to go people are suffering under their direction

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When you disagree with the likes of peter Dutton don’t start by saying with the greatest respect When you’re dealing with a street fighter like Dutton you need to treat him with the same disrespect he shows for you For gods sake the Labor Party needs to get some back bone unfortunately in politics NICE PEOPLE COME LAST

Richard Richard Richard..i haven't forgotten what your leader and treasurer said only last May

They are so fixated on achieving budget surplus that they are prepared send us into recession. Just like their position in climate change, they have their heads in the sand holding firm to their fiction based opinions.

These lib. turkeys need to realise you cannot grow a mighty tree by starving it's roots.

What a hide he has..Marles has his own party walking out of him at Labor conference when he got up to speak.

Oh when are we all going to hear of the rorts of the government from your Party?

The actual leader of the Labor Party. Where is Also?

No jobs.no job security.no trust.Money has to be given out for it to go around

To be honest, I think they are all under the influence of tranquillisers. They are the quiet Australians Morrison was talking about!

We are looking at a dishonest and unlawful unconstitutional govt who no longer represent the people in short we have a rogue parliament under corporate control treason comes to mind

With the greatest respect so is the ALP.

When we had interest rates at 17%. Everyone was happy

Action action it’s now for πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

this government is all talk no action

What do politicians know about running the economy of a country??? F..K all I would suggest.

Asleep at the wheel? That's a nice way of saying that we're all gonna die in a horrible, flaming car crash.

Yes, LNP are a car crash. And LABOR AND LNP are both asleep at the environmental wheel, and we’re about to hit the wall! WAKE UP!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

Sell sell sell

I think the whole world is suffering at the moment and it is only going to get worse.

When it comes to speaking out for climate action,so is the ALP

Most of us realised that the LNP weren’t the best financial managers but you and the entire ALP team weren’t able to cement that point in the recent campaign. You could have done better and now we’re in this mess.

Morrison will not put his hand in his pockets, so basically Australia is screwed. We will be owned by every other country in the world tell us what we can do. People out there complaining about the fact nothing is happening, but you people believed the scare campaign and this is what you get, a self centred control idiot and his nutters that think climate change is not real, that it is more important to give 1 billion to another country free of charge, but will only give our farmers the backbone of our country a loan interest free for two years there is no way in hell they will recover in 2 years from this drought. Then we have Pauline Hanson put forward a bill to help dairy farmers and their politicians the National Party want back it so what do we do well WAKE UP AUSTRALIA πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

It hasn't worked so far, so instead of dropping it, they want to repeat it. This government is literally forcing us into a recession by their own ignorance.

We have to many fake jobs because the governments gave away the real jobs

Well...the people told you Shorten was a weak leader and would never get elected. Thanks for giving us the liberals for another term. Literally... anyone other than Shorten would have won.

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