Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Big Job to Win Hearts and Minds

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Big Job to Win Hearts and Minds

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Byline: Brad Greenshields

HE'S got 10 weeks to try and turn the seat of Cowper, a safe Nationals seat for more than half a century, into one that will vote for the left side of politics.

It's a massive task ahead of the Labor candidate for Cowper, Damian Wood, but he's planning a grassroots campaign to complete it.

"I want to take the positive policies that Labor has out into the public and make the public aware of what the Labor Government will be able to do for every Australian not just those that are privileged," Mr Wood said.

An issue that raises passions within Mr Wood is health care and he believes the local area which has an aging population demographic is at risk if the Turnbull Government is returned to power at the upcoming election.

"The cuts that the current government are planning on making to Medicare in particular I believe are going to make a severe impact on the entire country," he said.

"This not something that's just going to affect one group of people. …

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