Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Scrap Baby Bonus to Curb Climate Change; Population Control Sole Focus for Independent Candidate

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Scrap Baby Bonus to Curb Climate Change; Population Control Sole Focus for Independent Candidate

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Byline: Clare Chapman clare.chapman@dailymercury.com.au

ON planet earth there lives a plague of humans, or so independent candidate for Dawson Robert Jameson believes.

The Mackay taxi driver and amateur scientist believes in order to combat climate change the plague needs to be controlled and population growth halted.

And it is on that premise that Mr Jameson decided to run for the seat in this year's federal election.

He will not discuss other issues and will campaign solely on the idea that curbing population is the way to halt climate change.

Mr Jameson said he was sick of hearing talk about various solutions to climate change when in the end there was only one viable solution.

"Everybody talks about climate change but there is one solution to it and that is less people," Mr Jameson said.

"We need to cut out our immigration intake and we need to stop paying the baby bonus.

"People should be discouraged from having large families and we should tie our overseas aid to family planning," he said.

"Otherwise they take the money and then we get boats of refugees asking for help.

"We have got African countries there that refuse to even provide condoms."

Mr Jameson, who has worked in various professions including recruitment, hospitality and taxi driving, also has been a member of various political parties. …

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