HELEN DALTON (Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party)
I’M AN owner/operator in our family farming business, with a teaching background, a diploma of horticulture and advanced diploma of agriculture.
In 2006, I was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship which gave me the opportunity to study overseas.
For many years, I have sat at representative tables speaking for our rural and regional communities.
Raised on a property at Rankins Springs, NSW, I’m standing as a candidate in the seat of Murray because I believe our current representatives are under-performing.
It’s time to hold them to account for believing this is a safe seat and taking us all for granted.
State policies should be building on the resilience and adaptability of our regional communities and local environments, not trading that off for political purposes, funding and ideologies.
The forced amalgamation of councils is one clear example of that current mindset.
We need to see genuine movement in the $70 billion backlog of infrastructure spending. Less talk, more walk.
The entire Murray electorate deserves decent access to hospitals and health services, no matter where we live.
We need genuine local input, bottom up financing and minimum staffing requirements to be implemented immediately.
Our neglected regional hospitals 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 never be silenced into accepting poor outcomes or second best for any of our communities.
NSW needs energy policies that will secure affordable base load power supply.
The Liberal Nationals promised regional NSW that power prices wouldn’t go up after the sale of poles and wires. The exact opposite has happened.
It is our policy to build two high efficiency low emissions power stations in the Hunter region to achieve energy security and affordability for all NSW families and businesses.
We must reverse the devastating decision to lock up and leave a sustainable forestry industry.
We are committed to achieving this. Generational businesses have been severely impacted by an ideological and impractical policy that has completely failed to recognise the true historical contribution of this industry.
Unlike the current status quo, I will not be cowed into submission by inner city elites, career politicians and bureaucrats.
Our communities deserve the best outcomes for our patients, students, farmers, businesses and local environments.
What matters to you matters to me.