Rob Taber | Independent

Rob Taber.
Rob Taber.

Your age and experience in politics?

“I am 67 years old and have stood in three federal elections.

“I have supported independents who have previously stood.” 

What is your heritage and citizenship status?

“My father’s side is sixth generation from a convict in 1797, my mother’s side’s grandfather is from Inverell in NSW.” 

Why are you running?

“I am running to use my previous experience of 43 years and my community involvement and experience in the areas of disadvantaged youth and long term unemployment and have assisted in developing programs in the area.” 

“I urge people to vote for me because of my experience and knowledge of living in New England for 65 years, to use my experience in the solar industry for 20 yeas and related energy issues and I have a continuing involvement in agriculture.”

Rob Taber on why people should vote for him

What are the top three issues the electorate is facing?

“The top three issues are environment, employment for youth and disadvantaged, sustainability for agriculture and mental health.”

Why should people vote for you?

“I urge people to vote for me because of my experience and knowledge of living in New England for 65 years, to use my experience in the solar industry for 20 yeas and related energy issues and I have a continuing involvement in agriculture.” 

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

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

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

What is your view of the NBN?

“The NBN was not rolled out the way it was intended to (fibre to the premises). No new coal mines to be developed in New England and phase out coal mines in favour of renewables.” 

This story MEET THE CANDIDATE: Rob Taber first appeared on The Northern Daily Leader.