We’re getting very close to the midway part of the campaign – by next Friday we’ll have passed the halfway point. One quirky piece of entirely coincidental timing was that the Federal Budget, and the Coalition’s Budget were delivered this week.
IN yet another example of the “tweedledum and tweedledee political duopoly of the Liberal and Labor parties”, both parties have the tertiary sector in their sights, says James Harker-Mortlock, Independent candidate for Hume.
LIBERAL candidate for Hume Angus Taylor delivered a keynote address at an education conference in Canberra on Wednesday where he argued that the education debate in Australia is too focused on funding and should refocus on delivering better outcomes.
DESPITE stripping middle income families of billions of dollars of taxpayer support in Tuesday night’s Budget, Liberal candidate for Hume Angus Taylor believes government spending is still out of control.
INDEPENDENT candidate James Harker-Mortlock has also expressed a desire to separate church and state on the issue of marriage, but stopped shy of advocating total access to marriage for every Australian couple.
Both the NBN and HSR would be of great benefit to the Hume electorate. Greater internet speeds “in the bush” help to promote business relocations to regional areas. Likewise a high speed rail helps promote growth right along the Hume Corridor.
HE’S the man that Alby Schultz labelled the “would be better if he could be” candidate but independent James Harker-Mortlock believes voters see him as a viable right of centre alternative to Hume Liberal hopeful Angus Taylor.
It’s been a week for celebrating in Goulburn, commemorating 150 years since Goulburn was pronounced a city. And it was a showcase for the value of community, and of how much that sense of community infuses every part of regional life.
LIBERAL candidate for Hume Angus Taylor says that whilst Goulburn’s 150th birthday celebrations are a time to look back and celebrate our rich history, is just as important to use the milestone as a platform on which to develop a plausible long term plan for the future.