Ross Honniball is preparing for the upcoming election and is running for the Sustainable Australia Party
What is your big number one issue that you’re looking at going into this election?
The number one issue for Sustainable Australia Party is protecting our environment which includes stopping overdevelopment and stopping corruption.
People who aren’t members of Parliament would certainly get the impression from watching the television that it’s a bunfight – Are you prepared for that sort of life in Parliament?
Sustainable Australia Party is an independent community movement but will work with all sides of parliament when we share the same goals. Politics should be about collaboration not competition.
What is your background – what did you study at uni? What did you train for? What skills do you bring to this?
I started life as a draftsman and moved on to work for the public service (DVA) and then 16 years in the retail industry. I have an interest in energy issues and sustainable economics.
What is your current job?
The last eight years I’ve been enjoying work in the disability care industry. It gives me great satisfaction to help other people to maximise their quality of life.
Why is it important to you that you’re in Parliament?
I am running for the seat of Lismore to de-corrupt politics in NSW and implement sustainable solutions for our future.
Looking at the New South Wales Parliament at the moment what is the thing that frustrates you the most?
Policy is often driven by vested interests. I joined Sustainable Australia Party because it has a science and evidence-based policy platform, rather than panders to powerful donors.
The Echo has asked all Lismore Seat candidates – to answer the same set of questions.
View candidate interviews here.
Can you please ask Ross what policy objectives he would spend his time trying to advance if elected (with some level of policy detail; not just motherhood statements)?