• 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
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9 hours ago

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The justice system has now run its course. But today my thoughts are with Anthony Sheedy who died far too young.

He experienced the most harrowing of upbringings surviving nine orphanages. In his final years I was lucky enough to get to know Anthony and he was an amazing bloke.

Yet sadly Anthony’s story is not isolated. So many have suffered and not all have survived. But through the work of Leonie Sheedy and Care Leavers of Australia Network, Anthony will not be forgotten Leonie.
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These are the people I describe as hero’s. Thank you Richard, your heart is in the right place.

A dreadful legal system in need of significant reform It protects those in financially powerful positions ahead of a proper justice system

I sincerely apologize but who is he , sounds like a very sad life.😒

So sorry for your loss Richard and thanks for you great work with the Labor Parts God Bless

Our legal system is an absolute joke .. Something needs to be done about it !!! Awful I'm so sorry 😒

An absolute "kick in the head" for trial by jury

Thoughts and prayers to Leonie and all family’s concerned top bloke taken too soon rip another angel taken πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

The legal system has run its course Richard....there is no justice

Once again the rich and powerful get exonerated.

every one was happy with it the first time around

My thoughts go out to you Leonie

The laws an ass

The verdict, in my opinion, confirms my view if you were a child of the “catholic church’s system” you were nothing, whatever happened to you was because you are nothing! As an adult you are expected to forget about the abuse and just “get on with it”! I’m disgusting and revolted that there is no accountability in the church. As a leader that man was guilty at the least of covering up the crimes of his fellow priests and brothers. The worst crime in my book is the silence and callous disregard for the suffering of children who could not “forget”!

Amen. Amen.

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12 hours ago

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Our amazing Australian farmers have got our backs through this latest crisis - Despite the fires, droughts and floods our farmers will be taking care of our food security and making sure we all have enough. ... See MoreSee Less

Our amazing Australian farmers have got our backs through this latest crisis - Despite the fires, droughts and floods our farmers will be taking care of our food security and making sure we all have enough.

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Yes, they have....and fishermen, butchers, bakers and winemakers..

Your job Richard is to facilitate their important work and legislate for good climate change outcomes so they can continue to produce efficiently.

Yes. The Cleanest food bowl in the world. The best produce in the world by the BEST Farmers in the world. Australia, for all our current faults, is still 'The Lucky Country' Thank you to all our Farmers and their families, and to the Truckies who transport the produce to our shops.

Pitty tha labour government hasn't got the back of the Australian agriculture sector, they have been making it les and less profitable, productive, and efficient for years , have taken away all rights of freehold land and resources,

Let's hope, if we survive this crisis, that the government and all politicians remember this, especially those responsible for the debacle of the unbundling of water from properties, because without water, there will be no farmers. Let this be the wake up call, that the greed must STOP. If we are to learn anything from this virus, it's that it has shown us, what and who really matters and it's the farmers, the transporters of necessary goods, the health workers, so if we get through this, my only hope is our government has woken up and governs for a fairer and kinder society.

You are needed more than ever now. I hope the government are supporting you guys financially’

Can we have a true regional and sustainable plan for these Essential workers, family and communities and their support in the future?

They’ve done a great job.....of jacking up the prices.

HEART'S go out to these HERO'S Drought, Flood, Fires, Virus. But still they hold their heads up high at their own TRYING TIMES. But yet still keep going for FELLOW AUSSIES. SHOUT OUT TO OUR AUSSIE HERO'S πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ™πŸ™β€β€β€πŸ™πŸ™πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

Thank you to our farmers .was the lucky country once but not to much now as Australia don’t own to much off our own land in this country.

Our farmers certainly do a great job in very difficult circumstances including constant sellout interference and restrictions from both state and federal labor governments.

YES we do BUT we need ALL you MP's to protect us and STOP city people coming to our rural areas as if we get this bloody virus, then your food supplies will disappear and that is a fact. So get off your backsides and protect us so as to protect your food supplies. NOW. City people coming to rural areas are NOT WELCOME at this time.

Thankyou the backbone of the nation

Many THANKS to all our FARMERS. NO food shortages thank GOD!

Farmers are the backbone of our country, keep our farms in Australian hands

It's only their bloody job and livelihood, don't over romanticise it, jeezus!

Beware......the aftershock ....devaluation of $ and corporations trying to inflate prices to cover current losses.......the Piper will pay!

Maybe now ,people will start to appreciate and support them

Outstanding people❀️

Grateful indeed xxoo


Without them we would starve thank you all

lots and lots of cows died, just saying

Thank you very much!

well get there water back

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To borrow from the Northern Territory’s Chief Minister Michael Gunner - if you see someone breaking the restrictions β€˜dob in a flog’ to the authorities.

Keeping the curve from rising is the priority across Australia.

And that relies on every single one of us playing our part.

Staying at home. Protecting our health system. And saving lives.
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It’s only happening faster because we didn’t wait for the government. We started self isolating in spite of the government.

What about George Pell crossing the border!

Isn’t the Coalition forcing children back to school after Easter? That’s not just taking your foot off the brake that’s flouting the boundaries of insanity, but then we are talking about the cult Coalition.

It mite be a heap of bullshit to coning from morrison he.s bn known to lie before for political gains wait and see ???????

I really do have a thing going for that green tie you know, Richard πŸ˜˜πŸ‘. It is one of the nicest ties that I have ever seen. My Father had a nondescript tie in his tie cupboard when I was a little girl with a secret compartment that I never knew existed on that one tie until he showed me one day...I have always been fascinated by ties, fabrics, textiles, cothing & suits. I love it when men wear good suits & ties very well like that...I just can't help itπŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ€¦‍♀️.

Neighbourhood watch. Nationally=

Check Jetstar when they are taking bookings for flights 1st June is their start date.

I totally agree with this

Heard on CNN yesterday they were discussing why countries like Australia's death toll was so much less - the specialists said it was partly because we are not testing enough. They cannot know how many people have Covid 19 until they start a proper testing process. One person said it was because Australia ordered a whole batch of tests from overseas but the tests were hijacked by another country. I don't know how true that was but it just shows that Scomo was far too late to react to this virus.

I totally agree with this.

And there’s lots of flogs up here to dob on 🀭🀭🀭

One thing a real Aussie has never done is dob in a mate so this shows the cut of your jib! www.facebook.com/Woolley.Richard/videos/10214625924235971/?t=0

Can anyone tell me how doing a driving lesson with your parent puts you or anyone else in danger of catching or spreading this virus? The stay at home rules need to make logical sense. The ‘stay at home’ thing is to reduce contact between people; the virus doesn’t leave you alone just because you have stayed at home. It isn’t Santa or the boogeyman. We need to have scientific reasons behind restrictions. People will have more respect for the restrictions if the logic is explained.

Maybe we should dob in Michael Gunner and get him to rescind the lease of Darwin Harbour to China????

Dob in a flog as the East German socialist Stasi enjoyed doing so much of.

I will dob someone in a bunch of terrorist who are destroying Australia over a fake virus they go by the name of state and federal Government. Please order a warrant for the arrest of such known criminals ?

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To all the doctors, nurses and health care workers across the nation - thank you for the work you are doing to keep our community safe.

And please be kind, these people are working around the clock to look after us.

They deserve our thanks and respect - Including the amazing healthcare staff at Austin Health.
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To all the doctors, nurses and health care workers across the nation - thank you for the work you are doing to keep our community safe. 

And please be kind, these people are working around the clock to look after us. 

They deserve our thanks and respect - Including the amazing healthcare staff at Austin Health.

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You All stay safe and strong and have a Wonderful Easter

The location doesn't matter, the fact that so many are doing their jobs is important and valued. Thank you from Gunnedah


And special thanks to all the doctors & nurses at Box Hill hospital Oncology. Love you all

Heroes, God Bless them all, Yeeehaaar

At one time in the not too distant past nurses had accommodation quarters in hospitals . Maybe this was put in place to cover such incidents , history repeats ?

Thank you.... take care and be safe

you are super stars many thanks for all your work i stay at home all the time and obey the rules

Thanks to all doctors and health care workers.

Thank you all & God bless you. Stay well

I wonder how the hell they coped in Western Australia last year, when we had at least 2027 people admitted to hospital with the flu, and at least 67 deaths. Kath.

Stay save and well p,ease you are all HEROES, ❀

I love you all mark WA

Love the social distancing!

❀️ thank you all ❀️

Thank you

Salt of the earth.πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉ


May God keep you all safe a thank you for your great work. Amen.

T πŸ’š H πŸ’™ A πŸ’› N πŸ’œ K πŸ’— s



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Australian's singing as one - thank you to the ABC for this beautiful rendition of an Australian classic. ... See MoreSee Less

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In the feel good, community inspired, and selfless society that evolves from this crisis, wouldn’t a National Anthem about our fundamental core societal value that ‘WE ARE ONE’ be more fitting than anthems that celebrate war, invasion and entitled monarchs.

Just wonderful makes you feel proud to be an AUSTRALIAN would be great as our national anthem πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’žπŸ’ž

This was done by the Couch Choir team, in a weekend. Great song would make a wonderfully unifying National. Anthen. Lovely harmonies well done guys. Parts were written by Astrid Jorgenson, the lady behind Pub Choir and now in this time of isolation, Couch Choir.

Is there a way that we can ensure this wonderfully inclusive song becomes our National Anthem?

National Anthem yes, can you also please play the Aboriginal Language version for us all also. Such a great song......full of spirit.

Can this be our national anthem? It's inclusive, beautiful words and best of all everyone sings along with it because it's so inspiring

I believe ideal for Australia’s National Anthem.... right alongside with the Aboriginal Version πŸ˜€πŸ’žπŸŽ»πŸŽΌπŸŽΉπŸŽ€πŸŽ·πŸŽΊπŸŽΈπŸŽ» along with a full orchestra that it would well deserve!

The ABC relentlessly play this song over and over and over. Sorry I'm totally over it. Be safe everyone.

This beautiful song MUST be adopted as our National Anthem!!!!

Pity the government doesn’t think so

Absolutely LOVE it. Let's dump the other dirge and have this as our National Anthem!

If they ever change the anthem this is the only choice. Love the song.

Beautiful - let’s have this as our National Anthem. Thank you ABC.

Love love love this.. Absolutely brilliant

Should be out national anthem. And all Appreciate what we have in this beautuful country.

Evry time I hear this I cry I'm so proud of Australians I m from Scotland many many years ago then became an Aussie at the turn of the mellinium the perfect move πŸ’žπŸ’ž

Thank you for sharing.πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

It’s such a relevant song and definitely should be our national anthem.

Love love love....

Beautiful, love it.

Love that,Thank you.

Bruce Woodley of the Seekers and Done Newton.

Love this song.

And we want to look after those who are here but are not Australian citizens. The ones on temporary or student visas and the refugees held in detention.


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