Jobs and money are the key planks to the ‘Not Gald, Gladys’ campaign that is being launched tonight for the four marginal seats of Lismore, Tweed, Ballina and Clarence tonight by Unions NSW.
It is in these four seats that every vote for every person on the ticket counts. These four seats ‘will be pivotal in the upcoming’ NSW state election say Union NSW.
‘The regions are the Berejiklian-Barilaro government’s forgotten land,’ said Unions NSW Secretary Mark Morey.
‘All they care about is Sydney. Sydney roads. Sydney’s population. Sydney’s stadiums.
‘Workers in regional NSW are sick of the Nationals telling them they’ll fight for them, and then letting the Liberals forget about the bush,’ he said.
Unions NSW Secretary Mark Morey joined health workers outside the Lismore Base Hospital in Uralba Street, Limore, at 12.30pm today to discuss hospital staffing issues and launch the campaign.
‘When the Liberals and Nationals sold off public power assets they promised 30 per cent would go straight to regional NSW. But the independent Auditor-General found that in the past four years the regions have received only half of this promised funding.
‘Instead the Nationals let the Liberals throw away $14 billion in overspending on botched Sydney infrastructure, and another $2.2 billion on pulling down and rebuilding perfectly good Sydney stadiums.’
How to make your vote count
The key to making your vote count is numbering more than one candidate. The point of preferential voting is that it gives you a chance of getting your second or third preferred candidate into government. Put another way – if you put the candidate or party you don’t want in government last then your vote keeps being used against them rather than being thrown in the bin if your most favoured candidate loses.
For more information on how to make your vote count and a nice picture too make it a little clearer – click here!