Boyce is ready to take on Cal­lide

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

LO­CAL gra­zier and busi­ness­man Colin Boyce has been pre-se­lected by the Lib­eral Na­tional Party to con­test the next state elec­tion for Cal­lide af­ter long-serv­ing MP Jeff Seeney an­nounced his re­tire­ment.

“I’ve got real life, hands-on work and busi­ness ex­pe­ri­ence to show that I don’t just make de­ci­sions, I can make good de­ci­sions,” Mr Boyce said.

“I’ve worked hard and made the most of the op­por­tu­ni­ties that I have had and want to make sure that our re­gion has a strong and ef­fec­tive voice at the ta­ble when de­ci­sions are be­ing made”.

Mr Boyce said he wanted to change what he saw as a “nanny state” ap­proach to lo­cal gov­ern­ment in Queens­land.

“Peo­ple need to be able to as­sess risks and make de­ci­sions for them­selves with­out the gov­ern­ment get­ting in the way all the time,” Mr Boyce said.

“What works in Bris­bane and is needed there doesn’t al­ways ap­ply to re­gions like ours. We need a flex­i­ble com­mon sense ap­proach.”

Mr Boyce said the LNP stood up for farm­ers’ rights in man­ag­ing their land in an en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able way. He is a cat­tle pro­ducer and farmer and his wife Terri knows first hand the im­por­tance of pro­tect­ing their fam­ily’s as­sets and in­come. Mr Boyce has three chil­dren who help out on the fam­ily’s prop­erty.

The next state elec­tion is tipped to be held by May 2018 but there are chances it could be held later this year.

STEP­PING UP: Colin Boyce.

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