Hastie faces #CanningVotes senior wrath over human rights abuses of Government: @Jackthelad1947 reports

The National Seniors held a forum, Monday, at the Mandurah Netball Pavilion. The Forum was opened by, Michael O’Neill CEO of the Australian National Seniors presented. There were two candidates Andrew Hastie (Lib) and, Matt Keogh (@mattkeogh) (ALP). He said that other candidates had been invited and he had received apologies from, Dr Vanessa Rauland (@vanessarauland) (Grn), and, Vimal Kumar Sharma (PUP). Angela Smith (@AngelaSmithWA) (SPP), from the Sustainable Population Party was in the audience, but was not allowed up on the stage. O’Neill said he would allow, Smith, a few words during the program. Hastie, and Keogh, were given five minutes each to introduce themselves. The audience was then given […]

Hastie solar forum no show while #CanningVotes talks renewable energy: @Jackthelad1947 reports

The Australian Solar Council held a Save Solar Forum at Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club on Sunday. As the national voice of the solar industry they have invested more than $60,000 into the Canning by-election in an effort to save jobs and cut power bills for the people of Canning. The Solar Council says that because the Federal Government is targeting the solar industry by slashing the Renewable Energy Target (RET) they will support any political party with a good solar policy. A number of federal politicians were invited but did not attend: Prime Minister Tony Abbott (@TonyAbbottMHR) Oppostiton Leader Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt (@GregHuntMP) Mark Butler […]

Candidates of #CanningVotes say any rorts in office and they’ll resign: @Jackthelad1947 reports

Union members campaigned as people arrived at the Canning peoples forum at the Bendigo Bank Stadium in Mandurah on Thursday night. Andrew Hastie, the Liberal candidate for Canning was asked for his thoughts on the Syrian Crisis. Hastie replied: Look at the heart of the Syrian and Iraq problem is Islamic State and in my previous job (Captain in Australia’s elite special forces regiment the Special Air Service) over Christmas, I spent four months watching Islamic State propaganda videos. I’ve seen pretty much every beheading, execution, drownings, burnings you could possibly watch and I am in no doubt whatsoever that they represent a great threat, not just to Syria and […]

Hastie’s climate change action focus on economy in #CanningVotes: @Jackthelad1947 reports

The Mandurah Pre-Poll voting centre is located at the beautiful SeaShells resort, voters arriving Tuesday were greeted by the Liberal, Labor, Greens and Palmer United parties. It was a sunny spring day and a steady stream of people were flowing in to vote. There was a lot of excitement among the parties after the Roy Morgan Poll results taken last night had, on a two party preferred basis, Labor leading by 10% nationally. Labor 55%, LNP 45% and the Greens were at a record high on 16.5%. Canning needs a swing of about 12% for the Liberals to lose. There is a strong feeling that Canning could swing against the […]

West Coast #Twitterati @Jackthelad1947 to report #CanningVotes from ground zero

Although I’m new to NoFibs, I have been blogging for over 10 years. I first met Margo Kingston in 2007 when she asked me to report on Leichhardt (Far North Queensland) electorate during the Kevin07 campaign. Leichhardt had the largest swing of the elction, 14% to Labor. I now live in Mandurah, Western Australia in the Canning Electorate. Liberal Candidate Andrew Hastie, has accused “Eastern States Twitterati” of not being local, but I am far more local than Andrew will ever be. I am known as @Jackthelad1947 on Twitter and have a my own blog. I moved to Western Australia in 1976 while serving in the RAAF. I have two […]