Chris Paterson

One Nation Party


 
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I am an industrial air conditioning technician from Little Mountain, and am pleased to have been preselected to contest the seat against sitting LNP member Andrew Wallace.

I am a co-founder of the charity Bamboo Projects Education that aims to support those with mental health and physical difficulties by taking them on an outing, often fishing, and just being present to offer a compassionate listening ear.

Due to my decision to campaign as a candidate in the federal election, I have resigned from executive roles at Bamboo Projects Education.

It’s not necessarily something you want to do - jumping out and saying, ‘Hey, I want to be a candidate’, because you know you’re going to get attacked by the other parties. You know you’re not going to have the same views and opinions and, as human beings, we don’t want to be judged, we don’t want to be seen to be wrong, but it’s something I have to do.

I’ve got two young children and I think, ‘How are they going to buy a house if the economy keeps going the way it is?’

I am disappointed that the major political parties seem to have lost direction when it comes to community needs.

The two major parties are always about being right and wrong, making the other ones wrong to make them look right, instead of working together, so I have no issues working with Liberals and Labor, whatever, as long as it’s to benefit the community and get the best outcome possible.

My passion and drive has been demonstrated in his campaign to secure a $60,000 disabled access boat for the Sunshine Coast. Despite collecting 8000 signatures on a petition, both the Australian and Queensland governments declined to support the project, but he pushed forwards regardless and raised the funds through business and individual donations and a grant from Sunshine Coast Council.

That’ll be the first wheelchair access boat offering a free service on the Sunshine Coast because that’s what people wanted.


“Why do you want to be a politician?” and “Can you outline one significant issue that you think is concerning for our local readers and what you propose to do about it?”

(from GC&M News, 01/05/2019 - http://www.gcnews.com.au/Readme.aspx?pid=843)

Career politicians are hopeless. They don’t understand issues we face and tell us what they want us to know.

We are not silly. We know you are run by large corporations who are your party donors.
So I think Australia deserves a change.
I’ve worked in construction for 15 years.
I understand issues that everyday people face and I don’t think they are too hard to tackle.
My question to you is: When was the last time politicians made a decision that was in the best interests of the country before it benefited themselves?
Most of us can’t remember and I struggle to remember a time too.
It’s time for things to change. It’s time real people are represented by their parliament.
I offer you a pledge while representing the electorate of Fisher.
1. My door is always open. I want to be a voice for the people so feel free to call or drop in if you have concerns.
2. I will conduct local meetings about upcoming legislation so we can discuss pros and cons for our electorate and agree where that vote should go.
3. Every vote I make in parliament will be in the best interests of the people of Fisher. I will cross the floor if that is what I need to do.
4. My travel expenses will be limited to flights to Canberra. If another politician invites me to a good friend’s birthday in the Hunter Valley, I’d thank them for the offer and send a card. I’m not doing the things that voters are annoyed about.
5. Politicians superannuation would have the same conditions we have. They would all be brought into line with each other. If it’s good for the goose ...
6. I will have an independent auditor review my expenses every six months and make that information available on my webpage.
These are transparencies I believe all politicians should have imposed and I will lead from the front.


"With recent events not improving the party’s reputation and One Nation having an unstable history resulting in the party being on the fringe of government influence, why shouldn’t voters think that electing you their federal member, rather than a candidate from a party who will form government, would lead to less government investment on local roads, rail and job creating projects?"

(from GC&M News, 08/05/2019 - http://www.gcnews.com.au/Readme.aspx?pid=845)

It takes around eight minutes for the Sun’s light to reach Earth but only milliseconds to ‘think’ about the Sun.
You’re probably thinking what’s that got to do with politics. Albert Einstein said it best: “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that create them”.
I believe it’s time for a new kind of thinking and would encourage people to have a good think about how they vote this election.
If One Nation were to hold balance of power it would be a great chance to show people what we have to offer.
Many politicians forget that they work for the Australian people. They may say they are listening but they make decisions like they know better than us.
Having a minor party in parliament would be an Australian insurance policy against whatever major party we end up with.

There will be no more bully tactics from the major parties.
One Nation will be there to hold them to account and try our best to keep them honest.
Whoever you choose to vote for please do some research.
You have more power than you may realise.

"What is it about you, what you offer and what you stand for that makes you the best election choice for locals living in the hinterland?"

(from GC&M News, 15/05/2019 - http://www.gcnews.com.au/Readme.aspx?pid=847)

With a lot of promises from the major parties in the hope that they will be elected, the Australian people have a choice to make.

Let’s look to the past promises. Did they deliver or blame a different level of government?
I have never claimed to have all the experience as all the other career politicians but in my line of work as a tradesman it’s about being resourceful and fixing the problems without blame. The time that career politicians spend blaming and arguing could be time and energy focusing on a solution.
Take the climate change debate for example. We have a planet that has been around for 4.5 billion years and we have agreed to do our bit to keep the temperature down. My question to the major parties would be, how can you fix a planet if you can’t fix the homelessness problem and we could add a long list of issues to that.
Human life and lifestyle must come first, farmers need water and everybody needs affordable fuel and electricity.
One Nation, with the balance of power, is Australia’s hope to get that delivered.
I have enjoyed my journey campaigning and loved talking and learning from many of the Fisher residents. I hope to be a new voice on the floor of Parliament for you all.


 
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