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Not detracting from the great work done in the city and for the western region by Charles Sturt University (CSU), but this part of the world deserves much better.
The youth brain drain from Dubbo is horrendous – our major export is our young people. GILGANDRA businessman Andrew Schier has been given the nod to stand as the Nationals’ candidate at next year’s state election, with incumbent MP Kevin Humphries retiring from the job after 11 years.
Mr Schier was born and raised in Gilgandra, attending the local primary and high schools before studying a Diploma of Teaching at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst.
After teaching for a year, he went into farming and is currently an independent meat processor and the proprietor of Gilgandra Poultry, employing 12 staff.
He’s been heavily involved in the local community as the vice-president of the Gilgandra Sporting Club, and the President of the Gilgandra Jockey Club for the past 22 years.
For the past nine years he’s also been the Chairman of the Western Racing Association.
“I’m excited about the challenges ahead and am fully prepared to fight for the West,” Andrew said.
“It’s a huge honour to have been chosen and now the real work begins, getting out across an electorate the size of Germany.
“I believe that the education of our younger people in the region is a key component which leads to improved outcomes in employment, health and families,” he said. scrap lead to be recycled.
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