I want a better future for our region and it is only a Labor government that will ensure our schools are properly resourced and our health services are strong. I’ve seen what Campbell Newman and the LNP has done to jobs and services in Queensland and I could not just sit back and let a Tony Abbott government do the same. I bring a fresh face and new energy to Far North Queensland. I really look forward to the campaign ahead and the Rudd government’s positive plans for the future. There is no doubt it has been a tough couple of years for tourism but things are starting to get better with more flights from Asia. We need to continue to support our tourism operators and at the same time keep working to diversify our region’s economy. I want to ensure that local businesses and residents will have access to fast and affordable broadband.