He­len Dal­ton – Shoot­ers, Fish­ers and Farm­ers

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I’m stand­ing as a can­di­date be­cause our cur­rent rep­re­sen­ta­tives have un­der­per­formed. We need to hold them to ac­count for sit­ting com­pla­cently on a per­ceived ‘safe seat’ and fail­ing to recog­nise lo­cal ex­per­tise and knowl­edge. Murray de­serves bet­ter. State poli­cies should be build­ing on the re­silience and adapt­abil­ity of our com­mu­ni­ties and lo­cal en­vi­ron­ments, not trad­ing that off for po­lit­i­cal pur­poses, fund­ing and ide­olo­gies!

Murray re­quires im­me­di­ate move­ment in the back­log of in­fra­struc­ture spend­ing. Less talk, more walk.

Murray de­serves de­cent ac­cess to hospi­tals and health ser­vices. We need gen­uine lo­cal in­put, bot­tom up fi­nanc­ing and min­i­mum staffing re­quire­ments to be im­ple­mented im­me­di­ately. Our ne­glected hospi­tals des­per­ately need up­grad­ing. I am so im­pressed with the peo­ple in our re­gions who are bravely speak­ing up for our com­mu­nity health needs.

A vote for me is a vote for a pow­er­ful voice in Par­lia­ment on sen­si­ble and fair water man­age­ment. I will not be si­lenced into ac­cept­ing poor out­comes or sec­ond best or fur­ther risks for any of our vi­brant, pro­duc­tive Murray com­mu­ni­ties and en­vi­ron­ments.

NSW needs sen­si­ble en­ergy poli­cies to se­cure af­ford­able base load power sup­ply.

We must re­verse the dev­as­tat­ing de­ci­sion to ‘lock up and leave’ a sus­tain­able forestry in­dus­try. Gen­er­a­tional busi­nesses have been se­verely im­pacted by ide­o­log­i­cal pol­icy that has failed to recog­nise the true his­tor­i­cal con­tri­bu­tion of this in­dus­try.

Un­like the ‘sta­tus quo’ I will not be di­rected by in­ner city, ca­reer politi­cians and bu­reau­crats. The Murray elec­torate will di­rect me. What mat­ters to you also mat­ters to me.

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