Federal Election 2019: Stirling candidates make pitch for votes

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WE asked Federal Election candidates in the seat of Stirling why they should get your vote.

Here are the candidates who responded to our request.

 

Angus Young

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Vote for me because I will do A, give you B and stop C from happening. We have all heard this spiel a thousand times. A vote for Liberal is a vote for Labor; they are all the same. No one or two party should have that much power. It erodes the ideals and freedoms of which we call democracy.

Why am I running for Stirling this election? Simply put, I am fed up. Fed up of this “bulls**t politics” the major parties have played time and again, as are most. Change of government… nothing changes, just whose face is on TV. We have serious issues in WA that need fixing – indigenous health and welfare, homelessness, mental health and suicide, record unemployment, water shortages etc. The only thing the major parties seem to do is insult each other and focus on non-issues. Enough is enough, it’s time for change.

 

Elizabeth Re

Western Australia Party

From a candidate perspective, I offer the best interests for the people of Stirling as I was born and spent most of my life living and raising a family in Stirling.

I am very well known as a strong voice and advocate for the people as I have been elected on to the City Of Stirling as a councillor by the people four times in the past 14 years.

In this role, I am very familiar and in daily contact with the needs and the issues facing Stirling residents at the grassroots level and people know I have a proven track record for standing up for issues, especially environmental, community and process issues, and I hope people vote for me a person above party politics. I am standing for Stirling as I believe that the residents need and deserve a cultural change to change the game to make WA ahead of the game.

 

Dorothy Hutton

United Australia Party

I am a strong, passionate woman who cares deeply about Australia and the future of our nation. My skills and experience have been developed through life, owning and operating my own business, my tertiary education along with my involvement in the community through roles with the Community News and the Weekly Times.

I believe these skills provide me with the key attributes to represent the community who have been forgotten by the major parties. I’m working closely with our team to deliver 100 per cent of the GST raised in WA to be kept in WA, in addition to helping ensure a $150/week raise for pensioners who are doing it tough. Small business will also receive a boost as we reform the provisional tax legislation to ensure they only pay tax after their money has been earned. We are the only party giving every voter in Australia an opportunity to vote for the United Australia Party, and I’m proud to represent our community to make the change we need for our future.

 

Judith Cullity

The Greens

We are now facing a climate emergency, we must act now. As your Greens representative for Stirling, I will hold the major parties to account to ensure strong action on climate change and an orderly transition to a renewable energy economy.

We have too much at stake for our members of Parliament to keep their heads in the sand as they prioritise their corporate donors over the rest of us.

The Greens won’t accept corporate donations, so we aren’t swayed by big business and we can work for our community instead.

We will protect the planet and ensure a future for all of us, including our children and grandchildren, instead of going down the way of the dinosaurs. This is a climate emergency. Vote for the Greens for strong action on climate change and to hold them to account.

 

Melita Markey

Labor

I proudly live locally in Karrinyup and I work in Osborne Park at the Asbestos Diseases Society. I believe in fairness, social justice and community. We need real change in Stirling. I want to ensure that every child in every school has the best start in life by investing an extra $18.6 million for public schools in Stirling.

Every Australian deserves access to quality healthcare when they need it, which is why I will reverse the $77 million in Liberals’ cuts to WA hospitals and invest $25 million to upgrade Osborne Park Hospital.

We can’t pretend climate change isn’t real or isn’t happening like the Liberals have.

Labor has a responsible plan to cut Australia’s emissions by 45 per cent and deliver 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030. I love living here and I am ready to get things done for our community. Labor – a fair go for all.

 

Other candidates for Stirling:

Vince Connelly – Liberal

Kevin Host – Australian Christians

 

Find where to vote (and enjoy a democracy sausage!) here.

 

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