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Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Berowra & Macquarie - Know Your Candidates -

Last year Tony Ab­bott was de­posed as Prime Min­is­ter by Mal­colm Turn­bull. Con­ser­va­tive Lib­er­als feel that their party has aban­doned them. Many con­ser­va­tives now feel that the party is con­trolled by big busi­ness and spe­cial in­ter­ests. The La­bor party sup­ports same-sex mar­riage. It de­nies its mem­bers the right to a con­science vote – which has forced some of its mem­bers like Sen­a­tor Joe Bul­lock from Western Aus­tralia to re­sign. In short, many peo­ple are look­ing to vote for some­one dif­fer­ent this elec­tion.

The Chris­tian Demo­cratic Party is the largest mi­nor party and has an es­tab­lished record of achieve­ment within New South Wales. When Mike Baird tried to lease the polls and wires in New South Wales – it was the Chris­tian Demo­cratic Party that in­sisted ev­ery worker would be guar­an­teed their job for at least 5 years af­ter the sale. We have ex­isted for over 35 years and we have won a seat at ev­ery sin­gle New South Wales state elec­tion. Our ap­proach to pol­i­tics has al­ways been de­signed to be con­struc­tive – not de­struc­tive. We try to im­prove leg­is­la­tion and we rec­og­nize that the gov­ern­ment of the day has an elected man­date to ful­fil its elec­tion prom­ises. But we also try to en­sure that all the leg­is­la­tion we pass re­flects our Chris­tian val­ues. OUR PLAT­FORM At this elec­tion we will be fight­ing on five key is­sues. Th­ese are:

• Sup­port­ing tra­di­tional mar­riage

• One law for all aus­tralians – no sharia law in aus­tralia

• A stronger health­care sys­tem keep­ing aus­tralian as­sets aus­tralian owned

• Pro­tect­ing our re­li­gious free­doms.

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