I announce today my intention to seek Liberal Party endorsement for the Senate casual vacancy that is expected to be created by the resignation of Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield.

I congratulate my friend and colleague Mitch Fifield on his service to our state as a Senator, to our country as a Minister and to our Party as both a Senator and member of the Senate Leadership Team.

I believe I have much to offer the people of Victoria as a Victorian Liberal Senator.

If successful, I would seek to base myself in the Geelong region.

Regional Victoria, with its diverse industries, agricultural produce and unique environment, is so important to the prosperity of our state.