Conservative Party South Australian Senate candidate Rikki Lambert has been checking in with his local supporters.
The Yorke Peninsula Country Times reports, Rikki recently spent time speaking with Yorke Peninsula residents as well as delivering posters and how to vote cards.
“We have a very strong country flavour – I’m from Angaston and grew up in the Riverland, and my running mate Carl Teusner is from Concordia,” he said.
“We want to make sure the country people are represented in parliament and people can see we give a hoot about them. Country SA people feel as if they are doubly disadvantaged because they have the difference between country and city, as well as between South Australia and the eastern states,” he said.
“A vote for us will hold the government to account, you can vote for the Liberals in the lower house and then us in the upper house,” he continued.
“It would actually make Scott Morrison a better Prime Minister because our pressure would force the party room to stick with its conservative traits. Pauline Hanson and Clive Palmer are only running candidates as preference bait for the major parties. We’re running sensible, capable, principled people to represent our constituents’ values across the country,” Mr Lambert said road funding, nuclear energy and foreign ownership were key areas of concern for locals.
“We’re strong supporters of regional growth – affordable housing, unimpeded access to water and jobs are key factors,” he said.
“South Australia suffers a brain drain but again, regional areas lose people to metropolitan areas. There needs to be changes to education system so they can pick up skills, they can learn, live and build jobs locally. There should be a way young people can stay and contribute to their communities in a skilled manner,” he said.
“We want to make sure the country people are represented in parliament and people can see we give a hoot about them.”
Rikki has told Adelaide radio station FIVEaa’s Andrew Reimer, unlike the other minor parties, the Australian Conservatives are not political obstructionists, they’re simply common sense good sports.