Why would any sensible person vote for the Nationals’ Matthew Fraser to represent our best interests as the federal member for Richmond? Matthew makes his money from selling fast food, even as the costs of obesity-related illnesses to Australia’s national health budget are skyrocketing.
He says that he employs lots of workers but fails to mention that most of them are kids who are paid peanuts to do adult work.
He pretends to be a small-business man, yet as a franchisee he faces nowhere near the risks or the cost challenges of a real standalone small business.
He showed contempt for Tweed Shire by plastering his election signs all over the place.
His only ‘vision’ for our future is to build himself a BMX track using our tax money.
And despite employing every cunning trick to avoid giving a straight answer, we know that he is going to sell us all out when the CSG miners come back to devastate of our land and water, exactly as the NSW National MPs have.
There is only one party that will properly represent the people of the Richmond electorate and stand with us against the CSG invasion; that party is the Greens.
On 7 September vote 1 Greens above the line in the Senate and vote 1 for Dawn Walker in the House of Reps. To vote for anyone else is to vote against yourself and your future.
Bruce McQueen, Mt Burrell
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