CANDIDATE for the Nick Xenophon Team, Stephen Lynch, has spoken out about the “frightening” and dangerous conditions of the pre polling booth and the over the top behaviour of candidates are displaying in front of voters.
According to Mr Lynch the scenes around the pre polling booth on High street, Penrith resemble that of a scary obstacle course.
“Candidates and volunteers for major and minor party alike seem intent on scaring the daylights out of prospective voters” Mr Lynch said.
With this eight week long election campaign winding down, the NXT candidate...
AT 12 noon on June 10 all the candidates throwing their hat into the ring for the 2016 election had their names draw out and the ballot order was finalised.
Pulling out the lucky spot at the top of the ballot was independent candidate Cr. Marcus Cornish, who is contesting his first federal election. Greens candidate, Kingsley Liu and Fiona Scott, the Coalition incumbent, were pulled out second and third respectively.
The last name, and the 11th pulled out for the ballot was NXT candidate, Stephen Lynch, who is also contesting his very first election.
FEDERAL Liberal has nominated former Blacktown City Councillor George Bilic as their candidate for McMahon in the upcoming election.
Until recently it was up in the air as to who would be the Coalition’s nomination for McMahon with sources from within the Liberal Party suggesting former Senior Police Officer Ray King could be pushed into running.
Mr Bilic has previously work with local church organisations and volunteered in charity groups across the Blacktown and western Sydney region.
According to his website, if he was elected he would continue to sup...
If you ask me the Opposition Leader was about to stand strong against the sometimes ruthless Tony Jones, even though the people of western Sydney gave him a bit of a hard time.
There was a new side of Mr Shorten tonight. He was frank and honest, often telling voters things they probably didn't want to hear (see the post at 10:08 PM featuring Gina Field) but some would say those characteristics would make someone a good leader.
We will have a bit of a recap of this week's Q and A and the Opposition Leader's visit to western Sydney in the next issue...
After contesting the 2015 State election, Kingsley Liu is back and ready to argue the alternative views of the Greens across the seat of Lindsay. Even though the bookies suggest the Greens don't stand a chance in Lindsay, Mr Liu is confident he can bring the third party perspective to the table.
What made you want to run for Parliament for Lindsay?
I guess here was a couple of reasons. I was ready to be able to communicate and listen to the electorate because I’ve been here [in Lindsay] for long enough. I had a head start because I ran a law firm her...
An underdog coming from a baby faced new party, Stephen Lynch, the candidate for the Nick Xenophon Team, is fighting for the fabled western Sydney battlers as he conducts some grassroots campaigning on a shoestring budget.
What made you want to run for Federal Parliament?
Well I’ve always been interested in politics, but my father always told me I was too honest to be a politician, so I sort of avoided it even though I always kept a close eye on it. Then Nick [Xenophon] started popping up and I thought, hey look here is an honest politician I might check...
ONE of the most contentious issues of the upcoming Federal Election is marriage equality and the Liberal Party’s proposed same sex marriage plebiscite.
The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is sticking to his guns on the issue, and said he will run the proposed national plebiscite on marriage equality only if the Coalition is returned to government on July 2.
Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, has ditched the notion of a plebiscite in favour of a parliamentary vote held within the first 100 day of him becoming Prime Minister, that is if he becomes PM.