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Byron Bay wildlife film-maker, David Warth, has announced his intention to run as an Independent candidate for the federal seat of Richmond.

While still not announced by the prime minister, the election is expected to be held before May. 

On www.davidwarth.com.au, David says, ‘We are facing major challenges, with so much in transition’.

‘I will work in the best interests of our communities to lead the way in creating the future we want to see, for our children, for our small businesses, for our farmers and for our elderly. I know that we must stand together now with strong, calm leadership. This is the time’.

‘To take on this new challenge, I have put aside my career as an internationally recognised multi-award winning wildlife filmmaker. This was a big decision for me, but I could not stand by and watch our community suffer without taking action’.

Additionally Mr Warth posted videos on his website outlining his policies and views around freedoms, liberties, covid-related policy (mandates, passports, lockdowns, masks), environmental policy, the affordable housing crisis in the Richmond electorate, taxation reform, voting for an Independent instead of a political party, effects of political donations on major parties, his economic policy stance, and energy generation in Australia.  

COVID-19 stance

Mr Warth says of COVID-19 on one video, ‘It’s not a deadly disease, it’s a mild disease. There are certainly people at risk, [such as] the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. We need to look after them as best as possible. Lockdowns were never a good idea, quarantining healthy people wasn’t even recommended by ATAGI. Masks are ineffective’.

The Echo asked Mr Warth where he sourced his information regarding the pandemic, and the government response, given he says on his website that the COVID-19 response is ‘disproportionate to the risk involved’.

Mr Warth replied, ‘I am quoting [PM] Scott Morrison’s statement that “for eight out of ten people, it will be a mild disease’.

‘Paul Kelly, Chief Health Officer, recently stated the survival rate is 99.9 per cent with only 0.1 per cent death rate and most people survive it well’.

‘I totally support people who want to be vaccinated, but I don’t think it is appropriate for people to lose their jobs over this. The disease is now endemic and we need to live with it. I really would like to see the community come together, and start moving forward again’.


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5 COMMENTS

  1. Great to have a thinking independent person to vote for…there is not any party out there to vote for,they are all prostitutes of corporate interests,especially pharmaceutical and medical interests ! Until now I voted Greens,but they are equally bad as the major parties,completely lost their ethics,will never vote for them again!

  2. Here we go a Palmer/ Kelly follower in the guise of a left leaning candidate. Can’t care much for wildlife if he doesn’t follow the science. Are you a sovereign citizen David? You do know that survivability of 0.1% means what 1000 in a million dying. Happy with that figure David? Or just that it is the vulnerable dying.

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