Prime Minister Scott Morrison was on the Coast on April 9, discussing the Government’s support for small and family businesses at Central Coast Motor Group, North Gosford, and lending his support to the campaigns of Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, and Liberal candidate for Dobell, Jilly Pilon, in the forthcoming Federal Election.
Accompanied by Minister for Small and Family Business and Skills and Vocational Education, Michaelia Cash, Morrison said it was great to see a small family business become a larger business, employing apprentices and providing new opportunities.
Central Coast Motor Group opened in 1986 and now employs 250 people across its two sites in Gosford and Wyong, including 40 apprentices.
Morrison talked up the $7.1b surplus announced in the recent Federal Budget.
Morrison also praised Member for Gosford, Lucy Wicks, and candidate for Dobell, Jilly Pilon, saying the two would “make a great team if given the chance”.
“I know Jilly’s story and the advocacy she has pursued in road safety and organ donation,” he said.
“She is a fighter and the Central Coast needs fighters.”
Morrison said he welcomed the fact that around half of the Liberal candidates in the forthcoming election are women and highlighted Wicks’ commitment to the Coast.
“I think I will have to have two permanent seats in my office – one for Lucy and one for Jilly,” he said.
Pilon, who is a councillor on Central Coast Council, announced her candidacy early in April.
“Locally, we are achieving so much for our community,” she said.
“The reason I have put my hand up for this election is that I want to see the best for the Coast and I know that there is more to do.
“I have lived on the Central Coast my entire life, raising my family here and sending my children to school locally.
“I want everyone, from families to seniors, to enjoy what we have to offer here.”
Pilon said her priorities were ensuring taxes stay low, backing local small businesses and building the infrastructure that the community needs.
“I will work every day to secure our future and guarantee funding for the essential services that our community relies upon.
“I look forward to speaking with locals in the coming weeks about how we can keep delivering for our community.”
Speech, Apr 9
Prime Minister, Scott Morrison
Media release, Apr 9
Candidate for Dobell, Jilly Pilon