Where I Stand
Having been born and raised in Stirling, I believe that this is the best place in Western Australia to live, work and raise a family. Because I am a local resident I know the enormous sense of community that exists here.
Living and working locally for many years also means that I have had the chance to talk with many of our young people, families, workers and small business owners in order to find out what is important to them – and what must be fought for in order for our communities to plan for the future with confidence.
This means keeping our local economy strong, our families protected, our children educated to the highest level, and our environment protected and preserved for future generations.
As the local MP, I endeavour to set goals based on this constant stream of information from the local community – and to make sure they are followed through so that the job gets done. Since I was elected in 2004 we have secured many millions of dollars in funding for important projects such as vital infrastructure for schools, huge incentives for small businesses, and money to improve the very worst black spots on our roads.
It is everyone’s right to feel safe and secure in their own homes and it is also my job to speak out on the crime and antisocial behaviour that we are all so sick of – including hoons on our streets and the senseless graffiti plaguing our communities.
Although I am primarily focused on delivering positive outcomes to local issues as a member of the Australian Government, I am working closely with the WA Liberal Government to achieve the best possible outcomes for the people of Stirling and Western Australia for it to finally fulfill its obligations to the people of Stirling, and indeed Western Australia, on the issue of crime. Primarily, it is their responsibility to provide a fully resourced police service.
I think the people of Stirling deserve better – and our community safety is worth fighting for.
We have great challenges in front of us and there is a great deal more to be done, but I want Stirling to continue to be a great place to live, work, start a business and raise a family – and everything I do is geared towards achieving those goals for us all.
MICHAEL KEENAN MP
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR STIRLING