One Nation candidates across Regional Queensland have pledged to be the most farmer-friendly members of Parliament in the states 160-year history.
On the back of the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s disdain for communities north of the gateway bridge and west of Toowoomba, the candidates are fired up and ready to shirtfront the local members in several key seats.
Nanango candidate, Tony Scrimshaw, has his work cut out for him looking to unseat Opposition leader Deb Frecklington, but remains buoyant that voters will see through the lies of both major parties. “The National Party no longer represents us out here in the Nanango electorate anymore. Gone are the days of Bjelke-Petersen and now we are left with a local member who spends more time pandering to voters in the inner-city Brisbane area than listening to local concerns”, the former member of the Australian Defence Force said. “I’m up for the fight because I’m in it for the farmers and the people of Kingaroy, not for power-hungry Brisbane bureaucrats”.
Condamine candidate, Greg Priebe, has joined the growing chorus of fed up everyday people in regional Queensland and echoes the concerns of Mr Scrimshaw. “Regional Queensland has suffered at the hands of the ALP for many years now with the LNP showing time and time again that they are no suitable alternative”, Mr Priebe said. “Whether it’s going soft on radical-left farm invaders or failing to ensure water security during the dry season, locals are crying out for support in the midst of this turbulent period”.
One Nation’s Member for Mirani, Stephen Andrew, attested to the inaction of our current parliament and joined in on the calls for a change. “The last 3 years as your local member has brought me the honour and responsibility of being the thorn in the backside of the major parties when it comes to standing up for central Queenslanders”, the MP said. “I need more committed MP’s to join me in this next term of parliament, and we’ve got two fine examples in Tony Scrimshaw and Greg Priebe”.
One Nation has vigorously challenged Labor and the LNP’s lack of care for farming communities during the last term of government and insist things will change with a larger crossbench that is willing to hold the major parties to account.
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