FEDERAL election candidate Michael Gough believes in the common good and putting people before money.
The Port Macquarie lawn mowing contractor is the Citizens Electoral Council (CEC) candidate for Lyne.
A belief there was something wrong with Australia and the world led Mr Gough to the political party.
Mr Gough said he found the party had real policies which would work for the common good of all mankind.
The party is calling for a separation of commercial banking away from investment banking; a government bank to direct public credit to revive our productive industries; and major infrastructure projects.
“This forces the banks to choose to be either a commercial or an investment bank,” Mr Gough said.
“Productive functions will be federally protected and insured while other worthless speculative activities are left out to dry.”
The party has a 25-year history.
Mr Gough joined almost three years ago.
“It’s ambitious to think I will win [the election] but I want to send a clear message to the major parties that people are disillusioned with them, and if either side would take on our platform, it would really get the world out of the doldrums,” he said.
Mr Gough said the CEC’s intention was to transform the economy, gearing it around production and the future.
“A shift like this opens up a world of opportunities for our youth,” he said.
“With CEC infrastructure projects, many of our youth will be trained and employed as productive industries come on line.”