Stuart staffer’s tilt at a future in state politics
FIXING law and order issues in the community is at the top of the list for Queensland Party candidate and Stuart prison employee Ray Grigg.
Mr Grigg, 50, decided to make his first foray into politics and stand for the Townsville s t at e s eat amid concern about inaction by the government on many issues.
The Queensland Party was officially registered in August last year and so far they have 22 candidates state-wide.
Mr Grigg said his wife of 28 years Adeline, son Jason, 27, and daughter Jasmine, 15, were supportive of his decision to enter politics as they knew how passionate he was about securing a fair go for locals.
‘‘ I’ve seen personally in my career how the rights and civil liberties of the lawless minority have increased while the rights and liberties of the lawabiding majority have decreased,’’ Mr Grigg said.
‘‘ The soft sentencing policy has to stop.
‘‘ We want to give people a real option aside from the two major parties.
‘‘ They’re two heads on the same body.’’
The Queensland Party is also advocating for the re-establishment of an upper house in Queensland and for a greater percentage of mining r o y a l t i e s t o b e k e p t locally.
‘‘ The Queensland government forgets there are Que e n s l a n d e r s l i v i n g past Noosa,’’ Mr Grigg said.
The Queensland Party is still looking for candidates to run.
To find out more about the Queensland Party visi t queenslandparty . com. au