PALMER United Party (PUP) candidate Kylee Stanton is back from a state-wide party launch held on the Sunshine Coast over the weekend, full of vigour and with promises to Queensland and the Whitsundays.
Ms Stanton says the party she represents will retain control of Queensland’s assets and also resume control of energy companies, “ensuring we reduce the cost of power generated for Queensland”.
She says PUP will push for the re-introduction of a zonal taxation system through its senators “to create an incentive for people and businesses to move to regional areas”.
On the issues of health care and education, Ms Stanton says PUP will prioritize upgrades of hospitals in all areas of Queensland “and carry out an urgent review to ensure Queenslanders are not dying because the government has turned a blind eye to the needs of people”.
“Queensland needs more doctors, nurses and teachers,” she said.
“[And] PUP will set about the task of restoring government to be able to provide the level of service necessary for all Queenslanders, not just the southeast sector.”
Ms Stanton says if elected, PUP will instate a minister for North Queensland from its northern cabinet “to ensure we are no longer forgotten as has happened in previous governments”.
“[And] if I should be elected into the seat of Whitsunday, I will personally ensure that I am a constant presence in parliament, waving the flag for Whitsunday and North Queensland for the duration of my term in government and every term thereafter,” she said.
“I care about the future of the Whitsunday electorate and will fight hard in parliament, ensuring we are protected for future generations to come. Being elected into government is not a right, but a privilege, and I would be honoured to serve the wonderful people of this electorate. Together, we can achieve the extraordinary.”