Michael Kidd – Country Labor
I have lived in Leeton for over 35 years, and my wife Leeanne and I have raised our family here.
I am a staunch advocate for our community, and have been a Leeton Shire Councillor for nine years, as well as the Chair of the Roxy Theatre Committee, Secretary of the local Tidy Towns Committee and a member of the Leeton United Football Club Committee.
I have previously served as President of the Leeton Preschool Committee and spent two years on the school council of St Joseph’s Primary School.
For too long, the National Party has taken our area for granted.
I am running because it’s time we sent the NSW Government and those Nationals in Sydney a message. As a radiographer for Leeton Health Service and a member of the Leeton Local Health Advisory Committee, I’ve seen how the cuts have impacted our local community, particularly when it comes to our local health services.
Last month the Griffith community came together to rally against a reduction of services at the Griffith Hospital. Over 100 community members came out again to directly tell the government that the fight will continue.
We need someone who understands the local area and who will fight against the privatisation of regional hospitals and cuts to local health services.
Only Country Labor will keep our hospitals in public hands and secure funding for regional health services.
We need someone who will fight for more local jobs and stop the cuts to TAFE.
I believe that access to reliable water for irrigated agriculture is not only the key to survival of the rural communities but also future growth and opportunities. The Nationals have failed our community when it comes to water policy.