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Ron Goodman, ALP candidate for Tweed

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Ron Goodman, ALP candidate for Tweed.
Ron Goodman, ALP candidate for Tweed.

I’m Ron Goodman your Labor candidate for Tweed in the state election. I’m seeking your support as only Labor has the policies and focus to get Tweed back on track by delivering more jobs, better hospitals, quality schools, and banning harmful coal seam gas mining in our region.

Living and raising my family in Banora Point with my wife Katherine has given me a real understanding of the values and goals held by our community. It’s these principles that guide me today in my role as an active volunteer committee member at our local football club and previously in my then role as Editor of our local Tweed newspaper.

I have a proven track record ensuring locals get their voices heard. My pledge is to get a better deal for Tweed and I’m asking for your support at the 28 March NSW election to get this done.

Tweed has so much potential but just like its residents, we are being neglected and forgotten in the current NSW Liberal National government. The current state MP Geoff Provest has had a go but after eight wasted years it’s time for new politics in Tweed.

Top three issues

Labor will not sell off public assets to the profit driven private sector. A vote for Ron Goodman is a vote for keeping public assets in public hands. Selling off electricity assets will result in higher power prices for consumers.

I’m also standing up for our community on the important issues of; improving Tweed hospital, banning CSG, and properly investing in our local schools and TAFE.

The foundations of why I want to be your local Tweed MP are mirrored in the responses I continue to hear while door-knocking the electorate. Like Trish, a mum from Pottsville, who told me that young families on the coast know they are being let down by the current state government’s decision not to build a High School at Pottsville.

In a modest home at Banora I met with pensioner Betty who is caring for her frail husband. Betty fears the privatisation of NSW Home Care Services from the current state government to a profit driven private operator will see higher charges passed directly onto older people who least can afford it. It’s time for new politics in Tweed so Labor can deliver properly funded schools, roads, police, health and hospitals.

First local issue I will campaign on

Tweed needs to get back on track and as the local Tweed Labor candidate I am campaigning on our policies that will deliver more jobs, better hospitals, quality schools, and delivering a ‘gasfield free” North Coast. The CSG industry is just too risky to our environment and our clean green reputation that our businesses like tourism operators and farmers rely on.

After eight years of Tweed being neglected and forgotten it’s time for new politics in Tweed. I’m asking for your support and together we can deliver properly funded schools, roads, police, health and hospitals in Tweed.

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