• 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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5 hours ago

Richard Marles MP

Victoria has recorded 394 new coronavirus cases and 17 new deaths overnight โ€” the highest number of people to die in a single day in Australia since the pandemic began.

Premier Daniel Andrews said 10 of the deaths were connected to aged care outbreaks.

The people who died were two men in their 50s, four men in their 70s, four women and two men in their 80s, and two women and three men in their 90s.

Australia's previous highest daily death toll was 15 deaths, recorded just last week on Wednesday.
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The media conferences have been a real eye opener. Their comprehension skills are about the level of a year 8 class. Appallingly bad mannered and driven by the Murdoch empire.....it has been quite revealing. And Richard Marles MP the Victorian people are not being sucked in by them in the slightest.

Not good enough take the elderly out of the nursing homes and give them a good clean and make sure the staff are have been tested thoroughly. Maybe they should go and have a look at these poor elderly people so that they see how this is affecting there family and friends.

THE FEDS ARE AT FAULT FOR THIIS DEBACLE ,DAN FOR PM

I reckon the security company that was negligent should be sued and jailed. Profit over people. Should not have been privatised. That’s where this all started.

Why aren’t aged care workers tested before they enter any facility?

The Federal Government must be held accountable!

Same journos will ask the same question! They really want to suck Dan’s blood to the bones! If you are popular and love by the people, journos faker will try everything, anything and some thing to ride in your plane to be lifted by your popularity. Just keep up the good work, you are tremendously well. GBUA

On the plus, the rate of infection seems to be stabilizing.

Follow NZ lock the whole state down and we too will be going to concerts footy games but best of all spend Xmas with family

Number falling but we still do not why we are in this mess. Dan says he does not know. Is that acceptable?

Aged care is a fed govt responsiblilty.Where was the restrictions

Come in Victoria. Am sure we can do better than this

The death toll is going to climb and then drop, that’s how this works. No it doesn’t mean stage 4 isn’t working, it means we need to have patience to see the effects of stage 4 start to work. We have seen a decrease in case numbers since stage 4 begun and hopefully that continues. Many of those dying were infected before stage 4 even began so how is it fair to say it isn’t working? We must have patience, this situation does not have a quick fix. Isolation is very affective but it takes time to take its affect so please remember that before denouncing this lock down.

I think as the numbers of new cases are going down the ICU will be of high capacity, and inevitable will bring the death up. Let’s hope we are in the way down with new cases. Be safe

"Below the surface of the various COVID-19 origin narratives being circulated—by the Chinese government, the Trump Administration, Big Pharma and the corporate-owned mass media—there is a secretive and dangerous labyrinth of money, politics and militarism that connects Wuhan and its sister biowar/biodefense/gain-of-function laboratories across the U.S. and the world." "There are hundreds of labs—in the U.S., China and around the world—that collect and manipulate viruses, including coronaviruses, and bacteria, fungi, and other toxins that cause disease and death. COVID-19 could have come from any number of them—so could the next pandemic. In these labs, scientists use genetic engineering and synthetic biology to give pathogens new functions, making them more lethal, contagious, infectious or resistant to treatment." [Ref] Numerous and well documented, none of which you will hear mentioned or questioned, let alone be investigated..

Yeah seriously and go back to school and learn how to spell stupid

morrisons to be blamed for treason

Peter - it’s the liberal biased media. Every time one theirs stuff ups they bury it or make excuses yet if it’s a Labor or any other party’s members they are all over it. The worst is that dope Credlin. She is so one eyed they should call her Cyclops.

Ditto.

What’s wrong with all you “experts” settle down.

Richard, how many of those deaths occurred in privately owned facilities and how many in government owned...?

I really have hope that Australia wake up soon.

Daniel Andrews is NOT responsible for shonky Aged Care providers, hyper connected families (read "over crowded"), communities where English is a foreign language and ultra dodgy security outfits! This crisis just shines a light on all the practices allowed to flourish because of vested interest & political correctness gone mad.๐Ÿคจ

time you were gone Dan

It is the plan with NO VIABLE EXIT STRATEGY.

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9 hours ago

Richard Marles MP

We're in the middle of a health crisis, that is creating an economic crisis.

More Australians are struggling to pay the mortgage and pay the bills.

There will be more finding themselves on the brink of homelessness.

During the Global Financial Crisis Labor invested more than $5 billion in building 20,000 more social housing dwellings and repairing more than 80,000 dilapidated rundown social housing dwellings. And it worked.

It saved the jobs of thousands of tradies and it helps to put a roof over the head of people who really need it.

So far the Morrison Government has not invested one extra cent in social housing.

We must do more and leave no one behind.
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Were in the middle of a health crisis, that is creating an economic crisis.

More Australians are struggling to pay the mortgage and pay the bills.

There will be more finding themselves on the brink of homelessness.
 
During the Global Financial Crisis Labor invested more than $5 billion in building 20,000 more social housing dwellings and repairing more than 80,000 dilapidated rundown social housing dwellings. And it worked.

It saved the jobs of thousands of tradies and it helps to put a roof over the head of people who really need it.

So far the Morrison Government has not invested one extra cent in social housing. 

We must do more and leave no one behind.

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One of the problems as well is that apprenticeships and tradespwople have not been a priority so investing money in these , though magnificent, will not be as effective as it was

Great to see so many Labor heavies FINALLY getting duly behind this critical issue!!! Please make it translate to the next electoral platform!!!

Yes end homelessness. What happened to Social Housing? The more Liberals we have we have more homelessness

do you know the disinvite high rise flats will we have criminal drug addicts single parents bringing down the education of children to the second stars that living in and creating a different kinds of poverty but never ends and still has a cycle or is this single housing and months suburbs was the right to feel independent and give you a children an opportunity to move forward tell me what it is and I'll decide whether or not I think it's worth

Remember Bob Hawkes promise about child poverty? That never happened. Now labor has a different spin on homelessness! I do not believe anything from the mob and never support anything they come up with for cheap political points!

When you say “social housing” do you mean publicly funded, owned and operated public housing or public funded housing flogged off to NGOs?

NO, we're in the middle of an economic crisis created by shoddy, second rate, ill conceived [so called] plans implemented by our incompetent elected representatives. A plan with NO VIABLE EXIT STRATEGY IS NOT A PLAN..

So big deal, look at your state government in Victoria,look at all the plane's that are coming into Victoria, like last night for a start, not turned back from our border, and plus earlier on, it was some of these people that came in with that VIRUS that started the repeat of it again, and as for housing, what do we have a bloody primer for, all those people living on the street 's in Melbourne, while Daniel Andrews play's Tunnel man, have a good look at yourselves first, you lot haven't got a good record at all, to busy back stabbing each other, but actually I prefer no one neither Labor or Liberal 's, none of you are for the people, only for yourselves, I to was once a Labor voter, but with all your crape and back stabbing, put's alot of people off, your record is not good at all, and still haven't learned, and if you took the time to take a bloody good look, there has been a few companies starting up, plus if Labor did get in, you lot would sell us out to bloody China again, same as Daniel Andrew's has with his bloody tunnel, and plane load's of Chinese people coming into Victoria.

I’m waiting due to medical reasons and still not getting anywhere...hopefully soon

This govt says it's not their area? What is it only helping investors and developers???

Me too! Provided so much opportunity for me. I’ll never forget were a came from. Whilst I no longer live in public housing. I wear my ‘houso’ title proud. General conversation around the stigma .... we are not talking about you Robyn! Yes you are! Affordable housing makes magic happen. I am for ever grateful.

We need to work together to sort this crisis. Party politics leaves me cold at present. Wish labour would step up and publically support Andrews in this desperate time. As they say. Actions speak louder than words

But pls don’t build high rise apartments for families with children to live in! Encourage families on disability welfare payments to move to established homes in regional country areas..

great initiative - we certainly request a better strategy to homelessness

The health crisis has only does up the economic crisis

Richard, my daughter is feeling the strain with extra families needing assistance on top of the homeless and underprivileged their centres cater for mid and far north coast of N.S.W.

So much more needs to be done ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿค—

Great news! The virus discriminates against homeless... the media hasn’t reported a death yet.

We all support more social housing except LNP

You live in Dream Land if you think that will happen? Labour Governments have never done it when in power & the Liberals only allow luxury apartments for those who can afford huge mortgages? "They shoot do-gooders don't they?"

Yes if your a single disabled pensioner on the public housing waiting list there's a good chance that you will be waiting for 10 to 20 years at least ! I know

How are you going to help the homeless while you prefer to stay in opposition?....You must prefer opposition while ever you elect leaders like Gillard (the closet monarchist) Shorten and Whispers Albanese.

Richard, Please hold a sign up saying "I support using Hydroxychloquine" then you will be a politician for the people.

Safe secure affordable housing is a human right. As a nation Australians in the political and community sector need to work collaboratively on increasing the stock of social housing. OWLs (older women lost in housing) appreciates the support of Richard Marles MP on this critical issue.

Payments for mortgages should be shut down interest only until until virus is under control everybody is back at work then continue

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Say gโ€™day to Coco and Banjo from inside their burrow at the Ballarat Wildlife Park.

Hope everyoneโ€™s having a nice Saturday and that these two bring a bit of joy your way.
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Say gโ€™day to Coco and Banjo from inside their burrow at the Ballarat Wildlife Park. 

Hope everyoneโ€™s having a nice Saturday and that these two bring a bit of joy your way.

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They are so cute, have a smile on my face now. Thanks for sharing with us, Richard :)

my favorite wildlife just love our wombats

I love wombats. These two have certainly brought smile to my face. They are so cute.

Love Wombats. The bulldozers of the bush.

Dopey Marles quite clearly needs to go back to school and learn... ...ie: "their" (there)!!

They’re there because their homes and/or families have been destroyed by developments or bushfires. Both issues for politicians!

It’s such a shame that the deputy leader of the opposition, has so much difficulty with our English language and spelling, wonder what school he went to.

Do cute and little

Beautiful photo.๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Hello Coco and Banjo my you are mixing with the right people. Good onya my Wombie friends

Fantastic photo

I love the picture and sorry the spelling police are out and about!

For your information I’m NOT NOT NOT one of your top fans as you have claimed so stop referring I am I HATE THE CCP

G day. Coco. And. Banjo

Dont worry about the spelling how about the message

So cute

need a spellcheck. Their.

Great photoe๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

Marles finally fixed his error, and you wonder why you're in opposition and will be for several more long years!!

#WildLifeWarrior

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Mr Marles where is your education? Inside THEIR burrow please - not THERE burrow.

Oop GRAMMAR

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“Their” burrow! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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We canโ€™t let the koala go extinct.

Scott Morrison needs to deliver:

โœ… Stronger protections for koalas
โœ… Tougher penalties for deliberate harm
โœ… A national approach with the states and territories
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We canโ€™t let the koala go extinct.
 
Scott Morrison needs to deliver:
 
โœ…  Stronger protections for koalas
โœ…  Tougher penalties for deliberate harm
โœ…  A national approach with the states and territories

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How many koala in your electorate ? Have the populations recovered since the Victorian bushfires ? What has been done in Western Victoria to conserve koalas ? How many forage trees replanted ? How much bush land replaced by housing and urban expansion ?

I agree Julee...how could anyone think that's not important...yes plenty of problems atm but long after this covid shit is over...we need our koalas

They started on the people, now its the koalas๐Ÿค”

We must save them ..... or lose credibility in the eyes of the world !

Yes we must not lose our koalas nor our other unique wildlife.

We must help these poor animals don't deserve to become extinct

I honestly can't see the extinction happening when I believe there was less than 10 pair introduced into the Cape otway region in the very early 70s and they reached plague proportions almost as quick as 20 years and ate nearly all of the manna gums..their preferred leaves and started to head off in search of more and have spread as far east as Anglesea and west to Princetown and are everywhere in Apollo Bay so as long as Gladys and LNP don't allow every tree chopped down they will bounce back no problem

It’s a pity politicians won’t be extinct by then

Oh well another new species will take it's place.

We can't let any more of our native fauna and flora go extinct but while there is greed and personal agendas by the rich then it's going to happen. Australia has decades of examples, lousy Government and greedy people and yours and my voices mean nothing but we still have to pay our taxes.

We will let them become extinct and in our lifetime. No political will to do what is required

There needs to be large areas for wildlife set aside NOT to be touched NOW!!!!!!

Protect and preserve.

but we can let the prime minister go extinct. waht a wondeful thought.

TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU ! GREAT POST !

The koalas won't go! We will send them extinct with our appalling disregard for their habitat.

STOP DEVELOPMENTS THAT DEVASTATE NATIVE POPULATIONS AND HABITAT

Yes he needs to spend money on Australia people and the animals that are being extinct if nothing gets done. We have so many beautiful animals we don't want to lose them. To many head hunters out there

Give local council funds for restoration of bushland and create protected corridors between state forests. Clear felling should be banned on small holdings.

Well done labor caring again not like dictator schomo doesn’t care about Australia or aussies all he cares about is his cronies and his pension

Richard Marles MP the brutal truth of the matter is "Murdoch" while this worthless individuals lungs keep using good oxygen his gangsters will eventually destroy this country;

Why is it , The animals always loose to the Human chain of progress, Have we humans become so selfish, and directly, or indirectly put money first . Are we the Australian People going to let this happen to our beautiful Koala Bears .?

You think that's the top of his mind at the moment.

Stop the koala killer in the nsw government before its too late.

Scott Morrison DOES need to deliver on this.

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2 days ago

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A big thank you to all our amazing Australian farmers. Despite the drought, fires and floods youโ€™ve continued to maintain our food supply and produce high-quality goods. ... See MoreSee Less

A big thank you to all our amazing Australian farmers. Despite the drought, fires and floods youโ€™ve  continued to maintain our food supply and produce high-quality goods.

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Thank you, keep up your fantastic work, you are the backbone of our country!!

Can you also thank them by putting those high voltage powerlines underground, in Western Victoria. That mostly foreign owned power company is set to ruin some of the most arable farmland in the country!

I wish farmers would realise the Nats arent there ror them, neither are the libs, and independents always vote LNP! Who's left I wonder?

Yes it is right ! With you I'd like to give a big thanks to them who are standing strong in this hard time. Despite this pandemic they work with high responsibility to feed us .Their jobs is a vocation of hope. It require them to work long, tiresome hours and battle tough economic and weather conditions. It is most noble employment of a person. Bless you all Farmers.!

They won’t be able to when there is NO WATER !!!!

The farmers do a fantastic job, despite all the setbacks they suffer,thank you one and all and your families

Yes, I would like to say a huge Thank You to all the farmers out there to, keep it up. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

Without farmers there wouldn’t be food any where. They are all our back bone for many generations in Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ they should get more respect and kindness than they do !!! Plus should receive back more money than they get each year !!!! They deserve so much more from government!!!!!!! Stand up tall for our farmers they are the hardest working families day in day out in Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

Labor needs good candidates to win seats in the bush. Nationals are on the nose .

Thank You to all Farmers,doing a fantastic job

We would be lost without these amazing, & wonderful people.<3

Good old Aussie know how you can’t beet it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ

Too bad the government is selling off sugar cane farms in Bundaberg to china

Thank you Famers

I'd love to be a farmer away from the city it would be the best job in the World right now.

Smart guys love them ๐Ÿ‘

Richard Dear....... Love This Post.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

Thank u stay safe ๐Ÿ’œ

So beautiful to see thank you to farmers not the killings

I agree one hundred percent.

We need government's to support Australian grown Australian made Australian owned to sustain us not imported from overseas we don't owe overseas a living put this country first

... that you mostly send overseas for a premium price ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜’

I just wish our state governments supported farmers

Richard Marles MP can you tell me who I would call? like others that want to go into lock down 4 cause ppl feel they are not being listened to. As apparently Mr Andrew's said he wants the number to go even higher before acting. Locals feel they are going to end up in stage 4 for Christmas. So they honestly just want to get, the punishment over and done with plz. Can you help?

And finally they’ve had very good rain this winter

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