Lohse to stand in Callide
‘Changes needed for rural people’
BROOWEENA cattle producer Sharon Lohse has announced she will contest the seat of Callide as a One Nation candidate.
Mrs Lohse said her motivation to run came from addressing property rights issues of her own business and also as a board member of Property Rights Australia.
She believed the major parties had lost touch with regional Queensland.
“This is why I have decided to run as a One Nation candidate for the seat of Callide,” she said.
Mrs Lohse was going to stand in the Warrego electorate but after the electoral boundary changes to Callide to include the communities of Chinchilla and Miles, which is close to her Chinchilla property, she gained a transfer.
“I am not going to continue to knock on doors of politicians that have no interest in listening to issues in the bush,” Mrs Lohse said.
“Our children and grandchildren are relying on good government to stand up and make change so rural communities, rural business and primary producers may prosper and maintain healthy lifestyles.”
Mrs Lohse said her decision to run was based on personal experience.
“As a grazier, mother, educator of my children through distance education, rural business partner, property rights advocate my decision to run as a candidate is to make the changes needed for rural people,” she said.
Mrs Lohse said she and her husband, Robert, faced the possibility of losing their home and livelihood, after their property Springvale was turned into a national park 12 years ago.
Since then, they have been in negotiations with the State Government, along with 81 other Queensland graziers.
Through Freedom Of Information Mrs Lohse found their land was found unsuitable for national park status after an assessment many years later, thus incorrectly designated.
Mrs Lohse said incorrect process to tenure changes, and procedures by the Labor Government were disclosed in the documentation received.
MAKING CHANGE: Sharon Lohse will contest the seat of Callide.