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    Merry Christmas!

    As Christmas rapidly approaches, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a Safe and Happy 2017.

    This year has been one of highs and lows for all, but Christmas is an opportunity to come together with family and friends and celebrate the most important of things: each other. We all have our own family traditions, and as families grow and expand new traditions join with old ones.

    I love Christmas: spending time with my family, sharing gifts with children and a bountiful home cooked meal (though this year I’m in charge of the Turkey so potentially will be less bountiful than years gone by) with everyone together.

    Australian Christmases are so often marked by the sounds of laughter as families debate whether or not that really was LBW in the annual beach cricket classic before settling down to watch our boys at the MCG. But I’m also conscious not everyone is as blessed as many of us, so please take a moment to think about those less fortunate than us or who are struggling this Christmas. Whatever your background, faith or creed, I hope you take the opportunity to relax, refresh and enjoy time with family and friends as 2016 draws to a close and 2017 breaks a new dawn.

    If travelling this holiday season, please stay safe on our roads! Also, my office will be closed from lunchtime Wednesday the 21st until Monday January 9.

    I look forward to keeping in touch in 2017.