Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Candidates Have Their Final Say; Time to Head to the Polls, as Candidates Make Their Final Pitch to Ensure Your Vote

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Candidates Have Their Final Say; Time to Head to the Polls, as Candidates Make Their Final Pitch to Ensure Your Vote

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Byline: Sean Teuma

WEEKS of campaigning comes to a close today, as residents across the region head to the polls to determine who will succeed Lawrence Springborg as the elected member of parliament for the Southern Downs.

For the final part of our question and answer series with candidates, we asked today why voters int he Southern Downs region should vote for them.

Joel Richters: The Southern Downs deserves better.

A Palaszczuk-Labor government is positioned and ready to accept the challenge of showing the Southern Downs what a local member whose part of the government is able to deliver.

We have strong policies for helping out rural areas, making sure education and health remain strong and doing all of this without laying extra burden on to average Queenslanders.

An LNP and One Nation coalition has already shown they're not capable of governing.

All they will end up with is cuts and chaos, and Labor stands ready to represent everybody in the Southern Downs.

James Lister: Like Lawrence Springborg, I share your values.

A number 1 vote for James Lister and the LNP is a vote for continued honest representation.

It's a vote for cheaper electricity and rego, a vote to grow real local jobs and deliver better roads.

I support farmers and small business, building dams, tackling the ice problem, and strong law and order.

The LNP team and I can do this by managing the budget responsibly, and getting on with the job of delivering for everyone.

We don't need more hung parliaments and chaos.

We just need better government.

Josh Coyne: I'm local and I've been a rural person with a rural background my whole life.

I've worked with farming and stock, own a property and know what it is like to be a wage earner.

I run a business and know what it is like to deal with the struggles faced to get it going. …

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