Water issue seen as key
THIRTY- YEAR- OLD father of one Ryan Donald will be voting for the first time on November 25.
The sugarcane industry haul- out driver from Giru, between Townsville and Ayr, said he had not decided whether to vote for Labor, the LNP or One Nation.
“I’m still making up my mind. I don’t know yet who will get my vote. One thing I do know is that it won’t be the Greens,” he said as he shunted cane bins at a rail siding near Ayr.
Mr Donald said he had worked in the turf farming industry at Giru before being forced out when drought started to bite in 2014.
He said that when water restrictions came into effect in Townsville turf sales plummeted.
“I was managing a turf farm at Giru, but had to give it away,” Mr Donald said. “People stopped buying turf and I ran out of work, but fortunately I was able to get a job hauling out cane.”
Mr Donald said he wanted an elected government to sort out Townsville’s water problems by raising the height of the Burdekin Dam.
“The whole region needs more guaranteed water,” he said.
“It would be good if politicians could make it rain.”