Steven Miles for Murrumba – ALP
Steven Miles is the Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef.
He will contest Murrumba at the next election, which includes Mango Hill.
Steven and his wife Kim know how hard it can be sometimes to raise a family and get ahead. They are raising their three children Sam, Aidan and Bridie.
Like every Minister in the Palaszczuk government his focus is on creating jobs for Queensland and making sure we have the best state schools and hospitals.
As a Senior Minister he is making sure Mango Hill has a strong voice at the highest levels of government, including millions of dollars worth of new classrooms.
He is a big supporter of the Petrie Mill University project, for the jobs it will create and so that kids who grow up here like he did can access a university education.
As environment minister Steven is making sure mining companies protect the environment and rehabilitate land once they’re done, protecting taxpayers from being left with the bill.
He is also introducing a cash for containers refund scheme to get litter off our streets and out of our waterways.
And as the first Minister for the Great Barrier Reef, Steven has secured record funding for projects that clean up the reef. Just recently the World Heritage Centre released a draft decision to keep the Reef off the ‘in danger’ list thanks to Queensland’s efforts.
Reg Gulley for Murrumba – LNP
Jason Kennedy for Murrumba – Greens
I’ve lived locally with my wife in the Moreton Bay region for over twenty years. It’s my home and we love living here raising our three daughters in this vibrant community.
The next state election where I will contest the seat of Murrumba provides an opportunity to address inequality, urban sprawl, losses in biodiversity, highlight climate change concerns, raise people’s concerns about the cost of essential services like water and power, and to work to improve the liveability and equality of our community.
My children attend school in our community, I am pleased to be involved in activities at their primary and high schools. I currently serve as President of the Dakabin State High P&C Association while also being an active member of North Pine Residents Association, Pine Rivers Climate Action Network, Petrie Bush Care, Koala Action Inc., Pine Rivers Koala Care, and the Kallangur Business Association. Our community organisations and volunteers fill valuable roles in our community, however sadly many of our groups are reporting that they feel there is a lack of consultation, representation and meaningful action from our elected representatives at a local, state and federal level.
Having worked in and around Moreton Bay region in the retail industry for over two decades, and now owning my own business, I’m uniquely aware of the challenges that small business owners face in our community. I’m passionate about small business and want to make sure the Queensland Parliament makes laws that strike a balance between economic prosperity and enriching our communities.
The growth of south east Queensland suburbs is leading to a loss of significant areas of habitat and placing undue burden on native wildlife, particularly our precious koalas. We need a strong state vegetation management plan to preserve the last remaining areas before the extinction of the state icon becomes a reality. The old parties are abandoning their community supporters because they place donations from property developers and big business ahead of our community. I share the anger our community feels when we see that politicians are no longer working for us.
Queenslanders have waited too long for a government to pursue an aggressive integrated public and active transport agenda in our state, creating an effective network of trains, buses, bike ways and footpaths. Only by prioritising public transport investment will we reduce the numbers of cars, relieving congestions and improving safety on our local roads.
Dakabin train station has had a replacement plan in circulation since 2006 to cope with the increase in population, yet our government has not delivered for residents. In fact, the station is still not on the priority list despite having no running water, toilets or disability access. Public transport needs to be accessible and affordable, linking suburbs to stations with safe and well maintained bike and walking paths and adequate parking.
Our state’s assets should be managed by the government for the benefit of the entire community. Both old parties in Qld have resorted to privatisation to cover poor economic management. The Queens Wharf precinct is the state’s largest privatisation you’ve never heard of, I share the public’s frustration with how ten percent of the Brisbane CBD can be given to private developers with no community consultation or disclosure of even the basic economic modelling of this privatisation by stealth. This project has seen LNP and ALP taking almost a quarter of a million dollars in donations from a private developer. So much for transparency and accountability for our government.
I joined the Greens because they put people before profit and support investing in our schools, community infrastructure, essential services and looking after the environment that makes our state such a great place to live. Grassroots participatory democracy is something I value greatly, so please get in touch if you want to be part of a new way to do things around here. I’m immensely proud to stand for the Greens in Murrumba this Queensland election and to continue working with the people and organisations in our strong vibrant local community.
Scott Dare for Murrumba – One Nation
G’day, my name is Scott Dare and I am very proud to be the One Nation Candidate to represent the people of Murrumba. I’m a 35 year old married bloke with 3 great kids, working fulltime with the same company for 12 years now, and have never been a Politician before.
I decided to offer my services to the people of QLD and Murrumba because I am sick and tired of seeing our taxpayer dollars go to waste with limited benefit to us Queenslanders. QLD should be an economic powerhouse, and we at One Nation have the policies to get us there.
From speaking to people in the community so far there is one thing that’s clear, the major parties have lost their way and are not putting the best interest of the people first. They are saying and doing whatever they think will get them re-elected – and people are telling me they are fed up with it. Politicians are meant to work for the people, but somehow that has been lost over the past few decades and the career Politicians of today seem to think that we work for them. No more!! I’m going to be a new breed, and I am going to set the bar as to how Politicians are meant to work for their communities.
We have too many politicians in this country, ripping us taxpayers off with draconian entitlements and pensions.
One Nation have many common sense policies on our website that have been developed based on what people have been telling us. Please check them out at www.onenation.com.au/policies and please come back to me with anywhere you think we are going right, or where you think we can improve. I will always respond to you personally, and we will always put people before politics.
Shane King for Kurwongbah – Current MP for Kallangur – ALP
Allan Cook for Kurwongbah – LNP
Karen Haddock for Kurwongbah – One Nation
My name is Karen Haddock and I am the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation candidate for the electorate of Kurwongbah. I am a local School Teacher, mother and resident of the area since 2006.
I have had a variety jobs including Police Officer, Accountant, Financial Planner andI am currently a Primary School Teacher. I have a few University qualifications including Bachelor’sof Arts and Commerce as well as a Graduate Diploma in Education. I completed my studies whilst working full-time so I’m no stranger to hard work.
I first became politically aware through my own experiences and observations of how difficult life has become for average people. The cost of living continues to escalate whilst pensions and wages have flatlined. Job security is all but gone and unemployment is at epidemic proportions. Drug use, violence and crime continue to rise as does our suicide rate.
Our community is sick because people have been left behind. We have stopped protecting our own. We let our industries die so that we could appease global interests and now we can’t find the “jobs” that all political parties now acknowledge we need so badly.
I believe that it is human nature to want to contribute and denying that opportunity is what causes the majority of our social ills. I’m committed to turning this around as being a mother and a teacher I need to see a better future for the next generation.
Reducing red and green tape for small business is one key to creating jobs. A generously financially supported apprenticeship scheme will help young people get valuable skills and assist employers to expand and prosper. A buy local policy for government purchases and contracts will further enhance prosperity for Queenslanders. Anything is possible with the right intentions. My intentions are to put local people first.