Queensland election 2017: Oodgeroo candidates have their say

CANDIDATES: Introducing The Greens' Brad Scott, LNP's incumbent member Mark Robinson and Australian Labour Party's Tony Austin. Photos: Supplied
CANDIDATES: Introducing The Greens' Brad Scott, LNP's incumbent member Mark Robinson and Australian Labour Party's Tony Austin. Photos: Supplied

SEE and hear what the Oodgeroo candidates have to say ahead of the Queeensland election on November 25.

Candidates are listed in the order their names will appear on the ballot.

Brad Scott – The Greens

Brad Scott was a founding member of the Redland Branch of the Queensland Greens Party and has ran as a candidate in two state and two federal elections.  

Brad Scott, The Greens candidate

Brad Scott, The Greens candidate

The reason he joined the Greens over 10 years ago was to try and bring a balance to the old party politics that seemed more concerned about staying in power and keeping large amount of corporate and industry donations pouring in to achieve that aim.

Adani and Toondah Harbour (Walker option) represent projects that are seeking approval and tax payer money from political parties that have taken massive donations from the companies!

The Greens have fully costed, progressive policies that can achieve this including our public transport initiative that means $3 fares to the city from the Islands: https://greens.org.au/initiatives/qld

1.  #StopAdani

2. Upgrade Toondah Harbour without the developer strings attached

3. Implement our public transport overhaul with $3 fares from the Redlands including the Islands.

The Greens have already had a massive influence on the Brisbane City Council with just one councillor. 

With elected representatives in the state parliament we can finally start to see some progressive policies formed from evidence based research rather than favours to corporate donors.

Mark Robinson – LNP’s incumbent member

- Delivering for boaties and fishers with $350,000 to install artificial reef off Wellington Point

- Fighting to deliver an upgrade to the Cleveland Fire Station

- Delivering a new multi-purpose hall and indoor sports auditorium at the growing Cleveland District State High School

- Fighting to upgrade the Cleveland Watch House and deliver additional frontline police officers to the region

- Installation of 40km/h flashing lights at St Mary MacKillop Primary School to improve safety

- Fighting to deliver the Redland Aquatic Centre and Emergency Precinct

Mark Robinson, LNP incumbent member

Mark Robinson, LNP incumbent member

- Fighting for an intensive care unit at the Redland Hospital to be considered by an independent Hospitals Planning Commission

- $20 million (of the total $45 million) congestion busting investment to dual-lane the Thornlands section of Cleveland-Redland Bay Road

- Securing an extra $10 million (taking the total to $30 million) to help deliver jobs and economic development on North Stradbroke Island following the Government’s decision to shut down sand mining

- Improving traffic congestion and safety for motorists, students and local residents with a $5 million commitment (taking the total to $8.5 million) to upgrade the Shore and Wellington Streets intersection

- Fighting to replace two buildings at Ormiston State School

- $25,000 to secure Donald Simpson Centre’s future for Cleveland District seniors

Tony Austin – Australian Labor Party

Hi, I’m Tony Austin and I’m the Labor candidate for Oodgeroo.

I’m a Bayside local through and through and I know what’s important for our community – jobs, health and education.

Tony Austin, Australian Labor Party candidate

Tony Austin, Australian Labor Party candidate

Right now, our community needs someone who will work hard to create jobs and deliver on projects to help us manage growth.

The new $22 million Eastern Transitway along Old Cleveland Road is a great example of what a future Labor government led by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will deliver.

Our local community deserves a stable government that creates jobs, not one that cuts them.