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Kurwongbah Candidates: QLD State Election 2020

Posted: 3pm 14 Oct 2020

Moreton Daily invited candidates in the State Election to answer the same questions and provide a photo. Their responses are listed below in the same order their names will appear on the ballot paper. Some responses have been edited to ensure all are a similar length, and candidates receive fair and even treatment.

Name: Earl Snijders

Party: The Greens

We have made attempts to reach Mr Snijders, so he can provide a candidate profile. He has not yet responded.

Name: Thor Prohaska

Party: Independent

Suburb: Lawnton

Profession: Business analyst

When there’s disagreement between what the voters want and what their elected member, or the member’s party or the donors and mates want, then in a properly functioning democracy it must be what the voters want.

Unfortunately, in Queensland and all the other so-called democracies there’s no constitutional or legislative mechanism for voters to have the final say on how their elected member votes in parliament.

I’ve addressed this problem by signing a Statutory Declaration legally pledging that if I’m elected as the member for Kurwongbah I will vote as the majority want or potentially face up to 7 years in jail.

To determine what the majority want, I’ll use a Direct/Representative model of democracy that allows each voter to choose how engaged they wish to be in the democratic process. For information on this model see www.dicksonreps.net

Name: Kerry Petrus

Party: LNP

Suburb: Narangba

Profession: Teacher

Top 3 issues to address:

1. Job Security and Rebuilding Queensland’s economy

2. Better roads to reduce traffic congestion

3. Better health and education outcomes

Top 3 key commitments:

1. A bold vision to create a decade of secure jobs and ease traffic congestion. Through prioritising large-scale infrastructure projects, the LNP will kickstart the ambitious New Bradfield Scheme, upgrading the Bruce Hwy. We’ll also work with Councils to bust local bottlenecks to get locals home sooner and safer, while creating local jobs.

2. Easing the cost of living. Through building a stronger economy the LNP will give a $300 rego rebate before Christmas to all Queensland car owners, who pay registration. The LNP has also committed to no new or increased taxes to increase business certainty and promote growth.

3. We’ll partner with the private sector to slash hospital waiting lists and provide better patient care. The LNP will also declutter the curriculum and has led the fight to air condition every state school classroom.

Name: Heather Dwane

Party: Animal Justice Party

We have made attempts to reach Ms Dwane, so she can provide a candidate profile. She has not yet responded.

Name: Kim Attrill

Party: One Nation

Suburb: Kurwongbah

Profession: Business Management & Bookkeeping

Top 3 issues to address:

1. Kurwongbah COVID recovery

2. Medical and mental health, financial and career support services, small and medium business support, infrastructure projects and reduce waste

3. Infrastructure projects (existing & new): Young Crossing Rd upgrade – Option 1, Morayfield Rd upgrade to 2 lanes and identify further problematic road issues; wildlife protection, koala protection, safety measures, planning, aligned mapping , road signage/tunnels and speed limits

Top 3 commitments:

  1. Collaborate effectively with all stakeholders to help ensure optimum outcomes are delivered in the shortest possible timeframe.
  2. Ensure community projects meet the long-term community objectives
  3. Find practical solutions and fight to protect our wildlife

Name: Shane King

Party: Australian Labor Party

Suburb: Burpengary

Profession: Member of Parliament, electrician by trade

Top 3 issues to address:

  1. Keeping locals, particularly our seniors, safe from the spread of COVID-19 – through strong border controls and a world-class health system
  2. Job creation and maintenance through infrastructure spending, small business support, and hiring more health, education and police personnel
  3. Education

Top 3 key commitments:

  1. Airconditioning and solar for all state schools
  2. Almost $30m to upgrade Burpengary Train Station
  3. Ongoing upgrades to community infrastructure including local roads, stations, schools and sports facilities

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