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ALP Candidate for Morwell

Mark Richards – Fighting for Latrobe Valley jobs, education, health & transport


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4 days ago
Fantastic to be at St. Pauls Anglican Grammar in #Traralgon with Energy Minister @LilyDAmbrosioMP, where the school has saved more than $35,000 by installing solar and LED lighting as part of the Victorian Energy Upgrades Program. #GippsNews
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Lily D'Ambrosio MP @LilyDAmbrosioMP
Great to join @MarkRichards_LV at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar Traralgon where they have slashed their electricity use by 50% thanks to our Victorian Energy Upgrades Program. They’ve also installed 108 solar panels at their junior campus & 114 panels at their senior campus.
4 days ago
A real opportunity for #LatrobeValley businesses to lower their energy costs ✅
Thanks to today’s #GippsNews #MicroGrid announcement by @LilyDAmbrosioMP which also includes a number of local jobs. ✅
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Lily D'Ambrosio MP @LilyDAmbrosioMP
Fantastic to join @MarkRichards_LV in Morwell to announce Australia’s biggest installation of microgrids, cutting energy bills by up to 25% for 750 local businesses and creating 75 local jobs.
4 days ago
Such a terrible tragedy, our thoughts and well wishes are with all those involved.
#YallournNorth #Tyers #GippsNews #LatrobeValley
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Kel ABC @kellazzaro
A 7 yo girl has died and 6 were injured in this crash at Yallourn Nth. Insp Stuart McGregor “The crashes with kids are always the ones that hit harder. In small communities, they all know each other so it really hits home, but we often see how they support each other @abcnews
4 days ago
A $217m shot in the arm. ✅
Our election commitment to better health for all in #LatrobeValley with 600 construction jobs and 200 ongoing jobs.
44 medical/surgical, 12 maternity, 16 Intensive Care & 30 inpatient beds @LRH_Hospital #Gippsland #GippsNews

About me

Mark was born in Morwell, grew up in Churchill and now lives with his wife, Ann, in Traralgon. Mark attended school at Churchill Primary, Morwell Technical and Maryvale High Schools, completing his 4-year SECV traineeship at Yallourn TAFE. He played for Morwell’s UBANGI volleyball team and has been involved in martial arts from Moe to Maffra for over 10 years.

Mark started work at Hazelwood Power station in 1990 as a plant operator, working his way up to be a Unit Controller before Engie closed the power station in 2017. Mark has a strong commitment to job creation and strengthening our local community.

Like many in the Valley, Mark has spent the last 29 years keeping the lights on in Victoria. Hazelwood Power Station was a big part of his life, and like the Latrobe Valley community, its closure was up front and personal. Mark brings a deep knowledge of the power industry and a love of the valley to his candidature. He played a key role in shaping the Hazelwood Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, improving safety, wages and conditions and in 2015 negotiated the inclusion of redundancy payments for the first time in 50 years.

When many believed the Hazelwood Power Station would continue to operate until 2032, Mark had the judgement and foresight to initiate, and undertake high level negotiations with the assistance of Simon Crean, resulting in the implementation of the first successful worker transfer scheme in Australia.

Mark has a strong social conscience and believes in the benefits of giving back to the community.

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Phone: 0488 228 407 – SMS is preferred

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