Order as they appear on the ballot paper:
Peter Alley, Labor
Your Medicare card, not your credit card, should determine the medical care that you receive. Your choice is clear at this election. Labor will ensure that bulk billing will continue and our hospitals systems are fully funded.
Every child in our community deserves the same opportunities as is available to children in our cities. Your choice is clear.Labor will deliver the Gonski reforms for the full 6 years and beyond.
In regional Australia, it already costs us too much when our children have to leave home to study in the city. If you don’t want them to have a $100K debt at the end of their studies, then your choice is clear. Labor will ensure University stays affordable.
Labor is the choice for you.
Julie Lyford, Greens
Julie Lyford OAM, Greens candidate for Lyne, is a strong, dedicated and experienced advocate for rural and regional communities.
As a former registered nurse, local councillor and mayor, Julie has extensive board and decision-making experience with Hunter Councils, Regional Development Australia (Hunter), Mid Coast Water, Upper Hunter Arts, Tourism and community committees.
Julie’s priorities are:
- Sovereignty and treaty for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
- Action on climate change with transition to renewable energy
- Public education and restoration of TAFE funding
- Public health, Medicare, NDIS and hospital funding
- Fair and equitable taxation reform
- Food and water security – sustainable farming
- Transparent and trustworthy political processes.
- Ethical justice for refugees
The communities in Lyne need to grab hold of new opportunities and business models. We have the natural resources. We have the locations. We have the right people. We are at the forefront of the global transition to a better social, economic and environmental future.
Elaine Carter, Christian Democrats Party
I have decided to stand for CDP in my home electorate of Lyne, because I believe "If good people say nothing evil reigns".
As a mother and grandmother my concern for my grandchildren is that I fear for their future if ungodly laws are pasted for NSW and Australia.
As a SRE teacher over many years I am concerned that SRE continues in our schools as well as chaplaincy. As a pastor’s wife I am also concerned for the freedom to worship and employ people of like faith in our varied avenues of community ministries.
To uphold a free and democratic society with freedom of speech, the rule of law and stable constitutional government.
To support and strengthen the family unit as the basis of our society and responsible parenting with pro-family, pro-child policies.
CDP candidates are in total agreement with CDP aims and principles; but in every instance, they are free to vote on legislation according to their conscience under God’s guidance.
Brad Christensen, Independent
I’ve lived locally all my life and know the area well. My background includes farming, small business, education and serving as a GTCC Councillor. Combining those experiences with my passionate desire to see the electorate of Lyne thrive makes me your ideal candidate.
I stand as your independent candidate, without party line restrictions.
EDUCATION: We need more flexibility with student programs in high school; ongoing funding for TAFE and introduction of agricultural and technical colleges.
ROADS: Allocation of funding needs to change from population based to road length. Through improved communication between all levels of government, I will drive the point that some of our major roads should be State owned.
BUSINESS GROWTH: I intend to promote and support our primary and tourism industries. I believe improving our road network will encourage businesses to decentralise and also entice people to the area.
This is your opportunity to make a real difference. Vote for real, local representation.
David Gillespie, The Nationals
The Coalition has introduced a number of new programs that will provide enormous benefits to our local area.
Whether it be the Forster Civic Precinct, Manning-Great Lakes water infrastructure, Wauchope Pool upgrade, Port Macquarie Airport Terminal upgrade, Camden Haven Schools to Schools and Beach to Beach projects, the Manning Valley Hockey project or new aged care developments in Gloucester and Forster, the Coalition has developed a range of programs to assist communities like ours access funding to improve services and create jobs in our local economy.
Our government has announced significant red tape reduction measures, employment initiatives and tax incentives to help our region’s biggest employer, small business grow.
We have also announced a $50-million North Coast Jobs and Investment package which can provide assistance to businesses looking to expand or relocate here.
Jobs and investment will continue to be my major priority including the successful implementation of this plan.
Rodger Riach, Independent
Independence Day may come ahead of America’s famous July 4 for Lyne.
Malcolm talks jobs and growth.
Bill talks medicare/health and education.
Not being Labor. Adult government looks similar.
Fixing Labors mess. Unemployment unchanged, debt doubled.
Debt and deficit, borrowing plus turnover of frontbench positions.
The cost of living pressure, high costs/ wages /property due to mining boom.
Bust is unavoidable. Punishing savings to rewarding property gamblers.
Capital equipment standing idle beside roads. Rollers, graders, excavators cost tax payers.
CSG and coal mining bully those opposed. Protesters threatened with jail, councils removed to be replaced with administrator.
Donations from foreign interests, outlawed developers, donation from Liberal MPs allowance. Inside trading database on every voter. Dodgy directors.
This behaviour has set new lows for political bullying from Federal Parliament.
Royal Commission into banks/ political parties/ Treasury/ Reserve Bank included.
Federal ICAC with power to prosecute.
Individuals and organisation of corrupt behaviour.
Not Labor. Not Independent. Timeout for team Malcolm.
RUNNING FOR THE SENATE:
A new party based on pushing policies for seniors will run Senate candidates in NSW at the July 2 Federal Election. Port Macquarie resident and former Camden Haven business owner, Gillian Evans, is in No.1 position on the Senate ticket for the party. The party was federally registered on March 4, 2015 and was borne out of a group of seniors dissatisfied with current legislation having a direct impact on their lives.
“The original group became active and suddenly found themselves inundated with inquiries from other people with similar concerns and then were snowballed with a variety of issues affecting seniors,” Ms Evans said.
“There is certainly a lot of discontent out there among seniors from all backgrounds about the current political environment and the seemingly sluggish way politicians and bureaucrats react to their concerns. We don't seem to be able to get traction on any of our concerns.”
Ms Evans has a background in the medical industry and has experienced first-hand the personal stress and frustrations incurred when having to place elderly parents into Aged Care.
“We need more advocacy and transparency in the Aged Care Sector,” said Ms Evans. “Surely a more dignified transition to this sector offering compassion and respect can be provided to our ageing demographic.
"Seniors, advocates and carers of the elderly are frustrated and tired of the two major parties. We continue to hear some of the right words and promises however nothing practical ever happens,” she said.
“It is very frustrating, hence the need to form our own party to raise the issues and concerns of a large and rapidly growing sector of the population.”
Ms Evans said that the party wants to represent and put forward policies to cover the senior and ageing demographic, from all backgrounds and including superannuants and aged pensioners. Policy areas have been developed and include income security, housing security, health, aged care, dementia, palliative care and others.
"We have surveyed our membership and have developed policies that we believe address the majority of issues affecting seniors", Ms Evans said.