Glass House Candidates: QLD State Election 2020

Glass House Candidates: QLD State Election 2020

Moreton Daily invited candidates in the State Election to answer the same questions and provide a photo. Their responses are listed below in the same order their names will appear on the ballot paper. Some responses have been edited to ensure all are a similar length, and candidates receive fair and even treatment.

Name: Graeme Campbell

Party: One Nation

Profession: Self-employed

Top 3 issues to address:

1. Police staffing levels - Review police staffing numbers and hours of operation of police stations within the Glass House electorate to reduce the incidence of person and property offences within the electorate.

2. Local Business - Work collaboratively with local businesses, Regional Development and State Development to offer business educational workshops, seminars and conferences for local business owners. This will increase their knowledge and capability to build their businesses.

3. Tourism – Develop tourism opportunities to encourage more short and long term visitors to the electorate to take advantage of the uniqueness of our area.

Top 3 commitments:

1. Support and encourage ‘Buy Local, Support Local Business’ and showcase the electorate’s small and micro businesses to the wider Queensland community. Force Queensland Government to have a local tender process to engage local businesses and trades from within the electorate.

2. Work collaboratively with local fruit growers to explore export opportunities in order to retain consistent pricing and supply for the local and export market.

3. Reduce the ‘Youth Drain’ from the electorate once schooling is completed. Offer opportunities for local youth for further education within the electorate, be that academic or trades based. Hold jobs expo at local high schools to showcase local businesses looking for new employees and offer employment advice.

Name: James McDonald

Party: Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party

We have made attempts to reach Mr McDonald, so he can provide a candidate profile. He has not yet responded.

Name: Brent Hampstead

Party: Australian Labor Party

We have made attempts to reach Mr Hampstead, so he can provide a candidate profile. He has not yet responded.

Name: Andrew McLean

Party: The Greens

We have made attempts to reach Mr McLean, so he can provide a candidate profile. He has not yet responded.

Name: Andrew Powell

Party: LNP

Suburb: Palmwoods

Profession: State Member for Glass House

Top 3 issues to address:

  1. COVID economic recovery – only Deb Frecklington and the LNP have a plan to provide a COVID response with commonsense, compassion and consistency, to stimulate the economy and create a decade of secure jobs.
  2. Easing the cost of living – the LNP will provide a $300 rego rebate, slash Labor taxes (like the “Grey Nomad” tax) and guarantee no new taxes.
  3. Unemployment – under Labor, Queensland has the highest unemployment of any state - and that was before COVID hit us. The LNP will get Queensland working again by investing in manufacturing, infrastructure like roads and rail and the public service to create hundreds of thousands more jobs.

Top 3 key commitments: For the Moreton Bay area of Glass House:

  1. Traffic lights at the intersection of the D’Aguilar Highway and Campbells Pocket Road, Wamuran.
  2. Upgrading Mount Mee Road at Ocean View.
  3. Increasing police numbers and vehicles.

Name: Laressa McCoy

Party: Informed Medical Options Party (IMOP)

Suburb: Glass House Electorate

Profession: Structural Drafter, Post Birth Doula, Business Owner, Mum

Top 3 issues to address:

  1. Bringing connection back into our community is a key focus.
  2. Supporting individuals, families and small business as these are what connects us within our community.
  3. I will also be addressing sustainability in schools and community buildings, reducing overheads that can be re-invested on better skills, safety and resources.

Top 3 key commitments:

  1. I will stand for your right to medical freedom of choice.
  2. I will work with our trusted doctors to bring full scientific and documented knowledge to the people so they can make fully informed choices.
  3. I will support small business where it counts, without the red tape, and establish flourishing mentorship programs for our local businesses to share their knowledge with up and coming businesses.

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