I am very honoured and grateful to have been elected to represent and serve my community on the Hobsons Bay City Council for a 4th term. Thank you to the local community and especially my fellow residents of Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Brooklyn and Seaholme for your amazing support. I was honestly humbled by the huge result and promise I will not let you down. I love our community.
Thank you to the many people that helped my campaign in any way. From sharing or commenting on my posts on social media, distributing flyers, having a poster in front of your home, spreading a kind word to neighbours and friends, or to community groups encoring their members to support me. It’s been a very positive campaign and I’m so proud my team and I did not respond to the nasty attacks and misinformation on social media and continued to focus on what was most important – serving the community to make Hobsons Bay an even greater place to live, work, visit and enjoy. I don’t want division and recognise that it wastes so much time and energy. I want to work with everyone and if we disagree on something then we should talk about it and respectfully disagree. We are all neighbours in Hobsons Bay.
I am already planning my work for the next term and am strongly focusing on our community’s recovery after the difficult challenges of this year – for our businesses, community groups, families, schools, elderly and disabled citizens, multicultural and faith communities, etc. We have so much to do to rebuild and support our community and I’m really keen to work with all my colleagues on the council to do that, and with the collaboration of our partners in the community.
Please keep in touch!
P.S. The election results can be found here.
Cr. Tony Briffa
Independent Councillor, City of Hobsons Bay (Elected 2008, 2012, 2016 & 2020)
Former Mayor and Deputy Mayor, City of Hobsons Bay
LGBT and Intersex Consultant & Educator
Co-executive Director, Intersex Human Rights Australia
President, Intersex Peer Support Australia
Intersex Chair, ILGA World (International LGBTI Association)
Board Secretary, ILGA World (International LGBTI Association)
Co-Chair, Victorian Intersex Expert Advisory Committee
Associate Member, Victorian LGBTIQ Taskforce
Justice of the Peace (Victoria)
Bail Justice (Victoria) Retired
Victorian Pride Centre Ambassador
Awarded Outstanding 50 LGBTI+ Leaders 2017
Awarded McArthur Local Government Fellowship 2009 (Human Rights)
I acknowledge the people of the Kulin Nation; traditional custodians of the land and waterways that comprise the geographical area of the City of Hobsons Bay and where I was born and continue to live.