This week, New England Independent Adam Blakester joined fourteen other independent candidates from across Australia to release a powerful video demonstrating there is an alternative to the major political parties.
“I am one of a record number of independent candidates running this election with a strong commitment to act on climate change, and to put the needs of the community before party politics or big business” stated Mr Blakester.
The video released overnight by No Fibs was coordinated by former political journalist Margo Kingston. Crowding funding on Chuffed raised over $12,100 to produce the video that was filmed in locations including the New England
“Our electorate always been tremendously well served by independents across all three levels of government.
“As an independent, you’re never in opposition. You are free to challenge the government of the day on its policies when they don’t serve us well and throw your support behind the ones that do.
“Importantly, as an independent I can give the New England a truly trusted voice in Canberra on major economic develop opportunities; funding for essential services and infrastructure, and to ensure we legitimately address critical environmental issues including water security and the future of farming” said Mr Blakester.
Featured in the video are other high profile independents including Zali Steggall (Warringah), Kerryn Phelps (Wentworth), Oliver Yates (Kooyong), Julia Banks (Flinders), Rebekha Sharkie (Mayo), Andrew Wilkie (Denison), Rob Oakeshott (Cowper), Kevin Mack (Farrer), Rod Bower (NSW Senate), Anthony Pesec (ACT Senate), Huw Kingston (Hume), Ray Kingston (Mallee), Jeremy Miller (Lyne) and Alice Thompson (Mackellar).