WIDE BAY: Meet your federal election candidates
Jannean Dean, Glenn Lazarus Team
OVER the past 18 months I have listened to the people, consulted with the people on all things that matter to them and more importantly served the people.
Unlike many others who come and go at election time I have remained constant and committed to campaign promises and continue to bring about positive change.
I consider the smaller communities in the Wide Bay just as important as the bigger ones and will not ignore the issues they face daily.
I will not play party politics nor will I hesitate to cross the floor.
It would be wonderful for the people of Wide Bay to vote for me because I lead by example and demonstrated I am a strong community advocate, seven days a week and spend my own savings boosting the economy by investing in small business for services.
I travel to where I am needed and follow through.
Elise Cottam, One Nation
WHY should people vote for me - because it's easy to find problems but listening to people is the key to finding the solutions.
We need to stand together as one nation. Divided as we are now, falling apart and fed up, we need a leader that is for the people!
If elected by you I will lead by example, hands on, motivated and will not get your hopes up on empty promises. Transparent and accountable.
Essential services, better tax systems, energy-efficient electorate, pensioners, families and our youth are vital to small businesses and communities. Supporting farmers and protecting our water.
Your Choice, A vote for Elise Cottam One Nation is set to make for a brighter, buzzing Wide Bay for all of Australia to see.
Thanking you in advance Wide Bay.
Lucy Stanton, Labor
ENVIRONMENT. Protection for the Great Sandy Strait, Mary River, Noosa River and lakes. Jobs in ecotourism and many more jobs when we stop netting so recreational fishing can improve.
Education. Children educated at school according to their needs, better access to university and TAFE courses, better jobs from a great start in life.
Internet. NBN rollout using fibre-optic technology for lightning-fast internet access, not Turnbull's outdated copper cabling solution. Future jobs in the digital economy.
Health and aged care. Proper Medicare so you can visit a doctor without worrying about costs. Healthy communities benefit everyone and provide jobs caring for others.
Llew O'Brien, Liberal National Party
LLEW O'Brien is committed to providing effective representation to deliver results.
Creating jobs and strengthening the economy are priorities for Llew and the Liberal Nationals Coalition Government.
The Coalition will deliver a dedicated and targeted $20 million Wide Bay Burnett Jobs Package, to lift investment, boost productivity, grow our region's economy and create local jobs.
Upgrading the Bruce Hwy is a priority, including rebuilding the Tinana interchange and improving flood immunity at Tiaro and Aldershot.
Llew and the Coalition will support jobs and ensure that every local family, household and business has the opportunity to share in our nation's prosperity.
Bron Marsh, The Greens
I AM PASSIONATE about protecting the natural environment, ground and surface water quality, and agricultural land in the Wide Bay, as well as the mental health of returned soldiers and farmers.
I am currently a volunteer firefighter, a Rapid Response volunteer for the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps Overwatch group, the convener of the Cooloola Community Action Group and full-time mother.
I am passionate about protecting the natural environment, ground and surface water quality and agricultural land in the Wide Bay for the food and water security of future generations, not only in our area, but for the food security of our nation.
Bruce Mayer, Family First
I'M STANDING to provide the opportunity for a sensible alternative to the major parties.
I have serious concerns about the economy and what it will mean for our kids and grandchildren if we do not act now.
Removing barriers to gaining a job, workers should have the right to work under terms and conditions that suit them, not terms and conditions dictated to them by government.
Youth unemployment is a huge problem, and no government should stand in the way of a young person wanting and gaining a job and experience.
Importantly in the Senate we need parties like Family First who review sensibly what the major parties try to impose on us.
Barry Cook, Katter's Australia Party
ALL I CAN say is listen to Alan Jones's interview with Bob Katter on June 20 2GB radio and his discussion with Alan about the sale of Australia's strategic farming asset to foreign owners.
Only to have Penny Wong say if they get in power the Labor government would make it easier for foreign investment.
It seems government clearly doesn't know the difference between ownership and investment.
Australia is not for sale. Wake up Australia.