Noel Skippen makes One Nation bid
ONE Nation has its sights on the Whitsundays.
And endorsed candidate for the state seat of Whitsunday, Noel Skippen, promises to “put people before politics”.
As far as he is concerned “the mess” of the electricity market and sky-rocketing electricity prices are his number one issue.
“You look back at the national electricity market 20 years ago and we had cheap, reliable power across the whole country,” he said.
“The retail price is 26 cents (per Kilowatt/hour) and it can be produced at five cents.”
Mr Skippen also wants to see the Renewable Energy Target abolished.
Other issues close to his heart include youth unemployment, water security, education, road infrastructure and law and order.
Mr Skippen has been a Mackay resident since 1983 and has spent most of his career as a chemical engineer, as well as being a former sugar factory manager.
The dispute between Singaporean owned miller Wilmar and QSL is an issue Mr Skippen has followed closely.
“Foreign ownership of our industry is a real issue, I would like to see it properly regulated,” he said.
Mr Skippen also shed some light on the issues which have attracted controversy for One Nation.
On vaccination he though Pauline Hanson was hard done by from the press.
“I’m totally in support of vaccination,” he said.
He also thought radical Islam was a big issue around the world.
“With ISIS in the middle east you can’t reason with them, if they win western civilisation is gone,” he said.
One Nation last won the seat of Whitsunday in 1998.
RUNNING: Noel Skippen is the endorsed Whitsunday candidate for One Nation.