• 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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8 hours ago

Richard Marles MP

Shoutout to everyone up in sunny Townsville.

I need to tell you about this quality bloke, Les Walker - Labor for Mundingburra and his crew of dedicated volunteers (Nathan, Luke, Finn, Kyle, Monique, Hannah).

They have been putting in a huge effort along with so many others across the state of Queensland to make sure voters know just how important voting for Queensland Labor and a Annastacia Palaszczuk government is.

If you’re up that way - make sure you head to the polls tomorrow and show your support for Labor.
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Shoutout to everyone up in sunny Townsville.

I need to tell you about this quality bloke, Les Walker - Labor for Mundingburra and his crew of dedicated volunteers (Nathan, Luke, Finn, Kyle, Monique, Hannah).

They have been putting in a huge effort along with so many others across the state of Queensland to make sure voters know just how important voting for Queensland Labor and a Annastacia Palaszczuk government is. 

If you’re up that way - make sure you head to the polls tomorrow and show your support for Labor.

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Keep qld afloat vote one nation 👍

Good luck Les! Bring it home for the sake of the everyday people.

💯 behind you Les Walker. You have earned this and you deserve to win. Mundingburra will be the best seat having you as their representative.

Good luck Labour

Quite happy to screw the State Emergency Service over though as deputy Mayor. The past really does come back to bite you hey!!

Good luck, Labor!

Game over for you Richard 🤡 LABOR IS FINISHED!!!

Good luck Vote 1 LABOR

Yes Good luck Labour it time for a change

Vote 1 Labor ❤👍.

Wish you luck.

All have done very well against a campaign of misinformation and outright lies. Labor should carry the day. Here's hoping. Fingers toes hands feet are all crossed.

Hoping for a Labor win

Go labour

Go labor 👍🏻

👍

Good onya Richard

Best of luck all.

Keep Queensland safe, VOTE LABOR.

PUT LIEING LABOR LAST.

DDIRTY GRUBS

All wankers, brain dead

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10 hours ago

Richard Marles MP

FRIDAY AFTERNOON POLL:

Scott said his government couldn’t do more than one thing at a time last week - so I thought we might be able to help him with his poor time management skills.

Do you think he should be spending his time taking photos with blow up shark? Or would you like him to set up a Federal ICAC to investigate the corruption in his own government?
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FRIDAY AFTERNOON POLL:

Scott said his government couldn’t do more than one thing at a time last week - so I thought we might be able to help him with his poor time management skills. 

Do you think he should be spending his time taking photos with blow up shark? Or would you like him to set up a Federal ICAC to investigate the corruption in his own government?

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Honesty and visibility are not his strong points! Photo opportunities and taking credit for positive outcomes as well as blaming someone else for negative outcomes is his forte! He attends Hillsong and says he’s an active Christian, yet he has no empathy for the elderly and the poor. He gives to the rich and expects those lesser off to fund his agenda! I have no respect for the man!

Maybe the LNP could benefit from having more women in the team... We are very good at multitasking. Actually, if one can't handle more than one task at a time, perhaps they are in the wrong job. One can assume that a skill of any PM is multitasking.

Federal ICAC needed but would you trust it to be really independent set up by scotty and his mates

Clear out his office because I have my doubts he will set up a federal ICAC, to many rich mates to look after.

This person needs to grow up. Just resign and make many people happy. We dont want Hunt, Dutton, Frightenbird, Taylor, Porter, Bigmouth and Cash

Don’t hold your breath, a federal ICAC is the last thing he wants.

I CAC/ get it going - for every government in Australia

Humphrey B Bear can’t manage much more than a blow up shark....he’s in his element. Clearly acting on ICAC is not in his interest or is beyond him....shameful!

I’d say Federal ICAC But then I’m thinking it might be too taxing for his brain and he might need another holiday

Neither, the fat useless oxygen thief should be in a cell along side his criminal mate pig Palmer!

I think he should be spending his time working on his resignation letter.

He might as well enjoy himself at the top of the slippery dip he has no idea what he will have to face at the bottom

so he cant walk and chew gum at the same time, yet he is running our country into the ground

He shouldn't have any spare time he should be working flat out for this country and it's people

I suppose he and his Government ministers know they are on their way out so they are making the best of it while they can .....

He'll never set it up. Because his party have have way too much too lose and they know it, henceforth, that's why all the excuses.

The best way to spend his time is in jail 🤮

He needs to stand down cannot stand the sight of this bloke since the fires no faith in him at all he is just a joke

A federal ICAC looks at all politicians in Federal parliament

ICAC it`ll never happen, not enough brooms or carpet too many shonky `s

Loved the timing of the blow up shark stunt; just a day after a fatal attack. Victim's family must have been further heartbroken by the insensitivity.

Not only setting up a federal ICAC he should be getting investigated by them

The lump of coal wearing a baseball hat.... ALOHA!!!!!!!

His intelligence only allows for blow up sharks He learnt that skill from blow up dolls

Oooh...gosh that's a tough one....can I choose demonise the poor decision making of Christine Holgate, whilst tossing insane amounts of cash to LNP donors, as a great big distraction from his bone deep hypocrisy?

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13 hours ago

Richard Marles MP

The Morrison Government’s rationing of PPE, as hundreds of older Australians died of COVID-19, is beyond belief.

While Australia’s heroic aged care workers were doing everything they could to protect older Australians from COVID-19, the Morrison Government was busy short-changing them.
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The Morrison Government’s rationing of PPE, as hundreds of older Australians died of COVID-19, is beyond belief.
 
While Australia’s heroic aged care workers were doing everything they could to protect older Australians from COVID-19, the Morrison Government was busy short-changing them.

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I’m sure morriscum will deflect and lay blame elsewhere.....or better still, not engage in the conversation-

I didn't know that the feds owned any aged care facilities! State owned facilities are funded by the state they are owned by, privately owned ones are responsible for their own funding, so can you provide a list of federally owned aged care facilities that requested additional PPE??? I'm betting no.

They are privatised,supposedly managed and regulated federally.It is a federal responsibility.

And then they blame Dan... I have a legitimate question.. do MP’s actually know what the federal government is responsible for and what the state is because some of the attacks don’t make sense

I have a couple family members who work in aged care and they’ve had to provide their own PPE.

There is plenty of quality care available if you are rich. Those placed in top of the line nursing homes don't go without anything.

I’m just curious where all the discarded ppe is ending up,

Paul, they are regulated by the Commonwealth who are RESPONSIBLE FOR THE QUALITY OF CARE. They are in turn inspected by the COMMONWEALTH. Do not let Morrison apportion blame as he usually does. If you’d had a meeting with this man and you are intelligent, you would fathom him very quickly. He is very loose with the truth. I speak from experience.

Look at the money they saved on aged pensions and medications, sorry but I think that’s how conservatives see pensioners, a burden on their tax free world.

Hope the enquiry in Victoria is going to open its eyes and remove this blame from Dan Andrews and lay it squarely at the feet of Morrison and the LNP as the Royal Commission into aged care did !

Isn’t it common knowledge that federal government is responsible for aged care and they still don’t want to be responsible even after royal commission enquiry

This STINKS of deliberate action, not incompetence. And if so, what can we think of a govt that does this?

The Federal Government is responsible in our Constitution for the entire Australian Aged-care sector, full stop. They set the regulations and all relevant conditions, including funding.

Yes the privately owned age care fat cats should have provided ppe instead of lining their pockets!

Even before Covid the lack of ppe and day to day needs in aged care facilities was lacking

Remember Morrison you blamed the Victorian government for every thing

And then they blame the aged care providers. People still had to be looked after with or without PPE. But WITHOUT PPE the risk of contacting this virus was 100 times more likely under these circumstances

Australia's biggest enemy = its own "government".

Aged ,Care is a federal gov. responsibly

I’m exhausted by this government so much that I don’t listen any more because of their corruption so I can’t add to the story.

What was Colbeck's response to this?

I wonder if that was the plan to save some pension funding.

Well I am blaming every single person who voted for this dumb government back in may and they have blood on their hands and just like the federal federal government has blood on their hands as well

That’s the final straw they’re not getting my vote.

(PPE)Their are some low lifes in this Morrison Government when they can deny ppe or rationing of them while while hundreds of older Australians died its beyond belief while aged care workers are doing everything they can to protect older Australians from vivid-19 the Morrison Government was to busy short-changing them some government this corrupt Morrison government???

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15 hours ago

Richard Marles MP

This is simple – aged care is a Federal Government responsibility.

But Scott Morrison and Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck have failed in their duty to protect older Australians.
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This is simple – aged care is a Federal Government responsibility. 

But Scott Morrison and Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck have failed in their duty to protect older Australians.

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Richard Marles MP please explain how the labor party will deal with Aged care if you are elected. I am a aged care worker I have seen what happens and what needs fixing. So what will you do different?

A very compassionate statement that must warm the hearts of families who lost loved ones during the pandemic, while they were in aged care facilities! Think before you speak Richard Colbeck.

Of course you don't. It was your privatised aged care system that was responsible.

Allowing the virus into Australia is definitely a federal responsibility. Contagion has entered into Australia because of lack of due process at border control - be it cruise passengers, flight arrival quarantine process, crew on cargo sea and air vessels, diplomats being granted exemptions, or FIFO workers. It is a federal border control issue before it becomes a damage control issue of either federal or state authorities.

The government no matter which party is in have failed for many years. Stop ACFI and give same funding for all Residents. All problems that exist in Aged Care are due to inadequate funding!

The minister for aged care needs to accept responsibility, the buck stops with him, either accept it or resign.

Well some one has to be responsible and your in charge and getting paid mega bucks.

None of them take responsibility for anything. It makes one wonder why they bother to have portfolios in the first place

I now realise that the P in LNP means pathetic.

The disrespect and arrogance of this man is palpable. How on earth can he and the rest of the Morrison lot think this is ok?? Disgraceful

Of course not - not responsible for anything really . Great Christian leader that he is ... not !

The abysmal standard of infection control in the private aged care system, makes me wonder how many deaths of influenza were preventable.

This is a good point he is not responsible. Now we have this cleared up it might be a good time to resign because the aged care minister really should be a responsible person or at least not a minister who can't provide or regulate basic adequate care or standards even when there isn't a crisis.

Well you should! Not enough PPE provided added to the number of deaths, ON YOUR WATCH!

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE MINISTER ARE YOU THE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF THAT DEPARTMENT

The Tinman, has no heart. Fried a burger the scarecrow and Scumo, the lion who has no courage and runs away

I don't feel that morrison needs to feel personally responsible but, by comparison, Dan chose to act with great responsibility and that makes Dan outstanding!

Of course he doesn’t feel any responsibility. None of them do. They certainly don’t care about the Australian people, just their precious overblown pensions and how much they can get while their snouts are in the trough.

No empathy, just like the PM.

He is a useless old mam who needs to be moved to the back bench

every error is golden. by examining our errors we set ourselves on the path to useful knowledge. we cant all achieve by getting things right, but we can contribute to humanity by explaining how we might be wrong. (apologies to all those who went to sunday school or scouts and already had this lecture)

685 have died in age care homes, 9 in state run homes! The difference? People acting responsibly!

Melbourne wouldn’t have had to endure stage 4 lockdown if he’d done his job. There were leakages with quarantining but virus took off in the federally run aged care sector with its underpaid casualised workforce and total lack of PPE

He should feel responsible, it's his job.

If he’s not responsible for his portfolio who is? If he’s not responsible..will he return his salary and all the perks he get as the minister?

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