Dean Carter | Independent

Dean Carter.
Dean Carter.

Your age and experience in politics?

“This is my first entry into politics.I have had political aspirations to change how Australia is managed for many years,talking with hundreds of Australians, from nurses, house wives, police, economists , accountants and other politicians and have developed a great understanding of what the public wants and Australia needs.”

What is your heritage and citizenship status?

“I am an Australian citizen with ALL my grand parents and great  grand parents being born in Australia”

Why are you running?

“Too many of Australians are  disillusioned with the way both the Labor and LNP takes the public and their role in government for granted.

“We have the choice to sit by and complain about the sorry state of selfish, directionless, overly politically correct politics, or in my case, quit my mining job, and stump up $10 000 of my own money to change the direction of Australia's future. 

“Enough is enough . It is time for change. As an independent l have the ability to vote in parliament according to what is right and best for Australia, not along party lines or self interest , ala Barnaby Joyce and his push for fracking (environmental vandalism) in NSW which will see his baron property in Gwabegar go from worthless to priceless.”

What are the top three issues the electorate is facing?

THE EVER  INCREASING COST OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY: Dean Carter has a 3 year plan to reduce the cost of gas and electricity by 30 per cent.

DRUGS, ICE AND SENTENCING:  I will introduce a zero tolerance policy, mandatory sentencing , a thre strikes law with a 25 year minimum, fund police with an extra $150m for a select taskforce , 35 police and equipment, a separate court to handle the drug charges which will either  drive the drugs out of New England or put the dealers in jail.

I will introduce a zero tolerance policy, mandatory sentencing , a thre strikes law with a 25 year minimum, fund police with an extra $150m for a select taskforce , 35 police and equipment , a separate court to handle the drug charges which will either drive the drugs out of New England or put the dealers in jail.

Dean Carter in relation to drugs, ice and sentencing

CHILD CARE: Currently running at $100 a day . I will reduce child care costs by 40 per cent. I will open 200 new placements in New England  creating 65 new jobs directly and making it more financially viable for 200 women to return to work.

Why should people vote for you?                                                                                   

“I will stop the asset sale of gas and electricity and lower prices by 30 per cent.

“I will cut the cost of childcare by 40 per cent.

“I will reinstate penalty rates for those who can least afford them.

“I will get the budget into surplus in three years.” 

Our survey has found renewable energy to be a big concern in the region, what are policies around renewable energy?

“We need a combination of both.”

How do you propose to bring more jobs to the electorate?

“Starting with my childcare reform 65 direct and 200 indirect jobs will be created in 12 months

“I spoke with CR Russell Webb last week re the unemployment issue in regional Australia. He stated he could find work for 50 people if l  brought them to him. We need to work together and find work for those that want to work.”

What is your view of the NBN?

“Unfortunately a perfect example of LNP mismanagement. It has cost $4400N per house compared to $2800 in NZ and $2200 in USA 

“As an previous owner of an electrical and air conditioning business, you need to  have step by step procedures in place and perfect these before you get to the main guts of the job

“I call this the Production Line Process followed by the The "7 P" philosophy.

“First you do a trial run. Then you iron out the main kinks .Then you iron them out some more and by stage 4 every thing runs as smooth as silk.

“This project was never going to run on budget due to Turnbull and Joyce having no real industry experience to guide the process.”

Where do you stand on the balance between the region's mining and agriculture industries?

“I have worked in the oil and gas industry for 3 years . You get to know about how CSG works .There are over 600 different chemicals used by different operators around the world used to shatter the rock. This causes chemicals, gas, oil and condensate to mix contaminating the ground water.”

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