Dun­can Scott

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STRENGTH­EN­ING the com­mu­nity by pro­mot­ing small business and sport is Dun­can Scott’s goal.

The for­mer dairy farmer fromWowan said min­ing might have brought pros­per­ity to some, but they weren’t nec­es­sar­ily spend­ing lo­cally.

“Small business is the best business. My push is to try and pro­mote lo­cal pro­duce and gen­er­ally support our busi­nesses at home,” Mr Scott said.

Mr Scott is also pas­sion­ately op­posed to min­ing that af­fects wa­ter sup­ply and is crit­i­cal of the gov­ern­ment’s han­dling of run-off from the Mount Mor­gan open-cut mine.

He said ma­te­rial com­ing down from the mine was pol­lut­ing the Dee River.

He said farm­ers felt their con­cerns were be­ing ig­nored and if elected he would pro­mote col­lab­o­ra­tion while fight­ing for farm­ers’ rights against min­ing com­pa­nies

“As a state mem­ber you can lead by ex­am­ple,” Mr Scott said.

“I would pro­mote co-op­er­a­tion be­tween all lev­els of gov­ern­ment – lo­cal, state and fed­eral – so we can all work to­gether to get the best re­sult for the peo­ple of Cal­lide.”

Mr Scott has pre­vi­ously stood as an in­de­pen­dent for the seat of Cal­lide.

PHOTO: LUKA KAUZLARIC

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