Jude Perera, Member for Cranbourne, has advised me that he will not be seeking re-election in 2018.
Elected in 2002, Jude was the first Sri Lankan born to be elected to a lower house of Parliament anywhere in Australia.
Since then, Jude has been a strong voice for our most marginalised, our many multicultural communities, and the people of Cranbourne.
As the local member, Jude has championed important local projects, including fixing Thompsons Road, rebuilding Cranbourne Secondary College and building many new schools – including most recently Barton Primary, Tulliallan Primary and Wilandra Rise Primary – for local families.
I’d like to thank Jude for his years of service, and wish him the best for his future.
Reviewed 19 August 2020