■ Ma­jor is­sues

THERE are many is­sues af­fect­ing Blair and its res­i­dents, these in­clude fix­ing schools and hos­pi­tals, eas­ing pres­sure on fam­ily bud­gets, stand­ing up for work­ers, build­ing a strong econ­omy that works for all of us and in­vest­ing in cheaper, cleaner, re­new­able en­ergy. Blair should be get­ting a fair go on in­fra­struc­ture spend­ing.

■ Why you

I’M AN Ipswich lo­cal through and through. Liv­ing here my whole life means I un­der­stand the is­sues which af­fect re­gional and ru­ral Queens­lan­ders. I have a record of de­liv­er­ing for all of Blair from the East­ern parts of Ipswich to the en­tire Som­er­set Re­gion. I’ve de­liv­ered a cancer clinic for the Mater Hospi­tal in Spring­field, Ipswich Mo­tor­way up­grades and the Black­soil in­ter­change. I know what our re­gion needs to keep be­ing the best place to live.

■ Key goals

FUND­ING for qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion, health and hos­pi­tals, jobs and in­fra­struc­ture are my key goals. La­bor is mak­ing ed­u­ca­tion more ac­ces­si­ble and fund­ing more doc­tors and nurses. We’ll re­store fund­ing for train­ing and ap­pren­tice­ships, and fund vi­tal in­fra­struc­ture projects. We’ll achieve this by not look­ing af­ter the top end of town and re­vers­ing tax cuts for banks and multi­na­tion­als.

I’ve made a num­ber of lo­cal fund­ing com­mit­ments and de­liv­er­ing those will be an­other pri­or­ity if La­bor forms govern­ment.

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