It's time to get Australia back on track
John Forrest MP -
The Nationals Federal Member for Mallee John Forrest said the election on September 14 will give Australians a clear choice between a Labor government that is out of its depth or a Liberal / National Coalition government that will take real action to improve the lives of all Australians.
“The election will be a turning point for
Australia to get things back on track and to start making progress again, instead of the stagnation, chaotic management and lurches from crisis to crisis that have characterised
minority Labor's time in office,” Mr Forrest said.
“The election is also an opportunity for the regions to get their fair share of federal funding and attention after five years of being ignored.
“We will contrast the failures of this government with the positive plans and fresh thinking.
“We will put to the Australian people a strong and convincing case for change
“For more than five years now, Mallee Electorate has been treated as the ignored poor cousin of the capital cities.”
Mr Forrest said billions of dollars have been stripped from regional programs.
Australians have endured the broken promise on the carbon tax, a mining tax that has delivered nothing, the multi-billion dollar school halls
debacle, cuts to the private health insurance rebate, and rapidly expanding national debt.
“This government also lost control of our borders .... resulting
in a flood of boats,” Mr Forrest said.
“We know that when the regions are prosperous, so is our nation. We will show that to deliver what Australia needs there is a better way, a better team, and a better set of prospects for all Australians.
“We want to create more jobs, opportunity, and prosperity, to build the infrastructure we need and deserve, provide better health and education services, and enhance our quality of life.
“Most importantly, we will not rely on giant new taxes on regional businesses that savage jobs and investment to do it.
“We want to get government spending under control, and have money spent on worthwhile projects that benefit all Australians.
“We want a tax system that rewards hard work, not one that unfairly penalises
those who work hard. We want a world class education system, secure borders, better regional health services, a compassionate welfare system that expects personal responsibility, a strong future for our farmers and other primary industries, vibrant small business, a sustainable population, a better environment, and quality telecommunications at a price you can afford.
“This is a chance to get a fair share for the regions and a fair go for all Australians,” The Nationals Federal Member for Mallee John Forrest said.