Candidate Forums to attend

The best vote is an informed vote, and the only way to inform yourself is to attend one of these forums and see all of us in action. See how well we perform under pressure; gauge how much we know about key issues, and grill us on our policies. I look forward to seeing you at one of these forums.

12 independents united in call for National Integrity Commission

12 independent candidates have jointly call for immediate action on the allegations of misuse of public funds relating to the 2017 purchase of water rights by the Federal Government from Eastern Australia Irrigation. These so-called ‘Watergate’ allegations of misuse of public funds clearly demonstrate the need for the urgent adoption of a comprehensive National Integrity Commission with retrospective powers. Continue reading

Call for plebiscite on Climate Change

Following the Australian Government’s decision to approve the groundwater management plans for the controversial Adani Coal Mine, Independent Candidate for New England Adam Blakester is calling for a plebiscite on climate change. Continue reading

Federal Budget needs to do more than buy votes

The Australian Government’s 2019-2020 Budget may provide a promising financial foundation for the New England’s future but it needs to do much more than just buy votes ... Continue reading

And so it begins.. shameless pork barrelling

In response to the announcement that $140M will be budgeted to upgrade the New England Highway, New England independent Adam Blakester had this to say … Continue reading

National Party must come clean on energy pricing

Incensed by ludicrous claims that new coal-fired power plants in Australia will reduce electricity prices, independent candidate for New England, Adam Blakester, is calling on the National Party to come clean on energy policy. Continue reading