For the past three years my Melbourne Cup day has been spent with a fabulous bunch of people in Maleny for the annual Maleny LNP Melbourne Cup luncheon. So much fun is usually had by all with a fashion parade for entertainment and a scrumptious buffet lunch put on by the good folks at Tranquil Park Resort. This year the Premier had other ideas in mind for the Cabinet team and we spent the day in Kumbia for Community Cabinet followed by a visit to the races at Kingaroy. Local MP, Deb Frecklington was pretty thrilled to have us all in her town for the day and I must say we were all just as impressed to be there. It was pretty amazing to have a front row seat at such a big country race day – this community certainly gets behind their race events!
Thank you to my beautiful wife Taryn and the some girls from my office who stood in my place at the Maleny event.