Austin Evans – The Na­tion­als

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As I drive around the elec­torate a lot of peo­ple tell me about the good work The Na­tion­als have car­ried out for the Rive­rina over the years.

I hear about Kay Hull and Tim Fis­cher — lo­cal MPs who never for­got the peo­ple who put them in par­lia­ment, but also some of the things we’ve de­liv­ered more re­cently, like the dial­y­sis unit at De­niliquin hos­pi­tal — where pre­vi­ously pa­tients had to travel back and forth to Echuca for treat­ment.

There will al­ways be some peo­ple for whom noth­ing is ever enough, who say that we should have de­liv­ered more.

What they need to un­der­stand is that re­gard­less of who is elected next Satur­day it’s The Na­tion­als who will have to de­liver from govern­ment.

They can choose a Na­tion­als MP who can hold the govern­ment to ac­count, and be held to ac­count by the elec­torate at the next state elec­tion, or an­other can­di­date who will have no sway in govern­ment and will ei­ther claim what the govern­ment builds or blame them for not build­ing it. Where’s the accountability in that?

That’s why I’m run­ning for the Nats — to ac­tu­ally get things done rather than be an­other voice of protest.

I live at Coleam­bally with my fam­ily, and in my day job I’m an en­gi­neer at Coly Ir­ri­ga­tion.

I’ve al­ways been fo­cused on find­ing a so­lu­tion, not car­ry­ing on about the prob­lem, and I’d take the same ap­proach as your lo­cal MP.

I hope I can count on your sup­port on elec­tion day.

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