JOHN ‘SANDY’ TURNER
■ Major issues?
THE major issue facing the people in Blair is the loss of industry and jobs. The flow on effect is witnessed in the empty shop facades and an unemployment rate of just under 7%. To counter this we need to bring manufacturing back to this country. Australian industry, being encouraged and stimulated by a government that will be seeking to build these infrastructure projects using Aussie ingenuity and locally made parts/ components.
■ Why you?
BEING born here and lived, worked, and raised my family here I know the local issues and have witnessed the region become what it is today. We need a conservative that lives in the real world to bring the region back to a prosperous region where small and medium businesses are able to thrive. My taxation policy will enable this by way of a simple 2% debit tax instead of the 125 we currently pay.
■ Key goals
THE aims I have are to promote family businesses and repair decrepit infrastructure. Small to medium businesses are the life blood of our economy and must be fostered and encouraged. Our two main highways, the Cunningham and the Warrego desperately need work done to make them safe to use. The current federal member has failed to achieve this. No more lives should be lost through these unsafe thoroughfares being substandard.