Former Labor leader turned One Nation candidate Mark Latham has come out swinging on his first campaign pitch, accusing the NSW Berejiklian government of turning Sydney into a huge “unliveable construction site” ringed by “alien” residential towers.

Kicking off his campaign for the NSW election on March 23, Mr Latham was back at his favourite stomping ground yesterday: Sydney’s sprawling outer west.

Ten degrees hotter than the rest of Sydney and 60km from the nearest beach, the outer west has been earmarked as the site for Sydney’s new “purpose-built” city, Aerotropolis, and the city’s second international airport.

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I had a great chat with Chris Kenny on 2GB last night. We talked about where the Coalition’s going wrong – and what Shorten’s getting right.

Labor want to turn finance into an investment agency, turning taxpayer’s money into a casino. This is a major policy nightmare that every Australian should be aware of when thinking about Labor.

Also be aware: big immigration is propping up the country. That’s not good economic management. The economy isn’t working for the average Australian family.

Plus, the quality of the policy debate has declined. We must correct that.

Listen to the chat here.

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The Northern Daily Leader have run a piece today talking about NSW One Nation – and the call out for candidates across the state.

The piece says: “He [Mark] believes there is a mood for change in state’s regional seats, and has put the call out for potential candidates in the electorate to put their hand up.

“After huge swings in the Orange and Wagga Wagga by-elections, it is clear country people feel neglected by the Berejiklian government,” Mr Latham said.

“Pauline Hanson’s One Nation wants to overcome this neglect with positive solutions, especially during this testing time of drought.

“I see One Nation as a party of action, determined to get on with the job for people neglected by the Sydney-centric major parties…”

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Interesting analysis in today’s Sydney Morning Herald:

“A rejuvenated One Nation threatens to swing the state election away from the Coalition government, with NSW leader Mark Latham pitching his party as the new voice of the bush.

“Exclusive Herald polling revealed One Nation has a primary vote of 7.5 per cent statewide, while internal Coalition research indicates minor parties could secure as much as 20 per cent of the primary vote in some seats. One Nation alone is polling in the “low double digits” in some areas.

“The Coalition needs to lose just six seats before it is plunged into minority government – a real possibility given it is defending six seats on margins of 3.2 per cent and under. Four of these seats are held by National MPs, making them particularly vulnerable to Mr Latham’s rural push.

“There is huge potential for minority government,” one Liberal source said.
In a clear pitch to disaffected country voters, Mr Latham, who is vying for a seat in the NSW upper house, described his party as an alternative “for people neglected by the Sydney-centric major parties”.

“After huge swings in the Orange and Wagga Wagga by-elections, it is clear country people feel neglected by the Berejiklian Government,” Mr Latham, who became leader of NSW One Nation last month, said.

While One Nation is not expected to win any lower house seats, the government fears the party will wreak havoc in regional areas by cannibalising the National Party’s primary vote and exposing even safe seats to the threat of a strong challenger.

“All National seats are under threat from One Nation and the Shooters, but the best they can deliver is Labor or an independent,” a government source said. “The biggest threat in the world for us is a strong independent.”
One Nation would not confirm how many seats it planned to contest at the March election, with a spokeswoman noting only that the party was “currently in the process of preselection across the whole state”…

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Good piece in today’s Goulburn Post about my visit last Friday:
“I see One Nation as a party of action, determined to get on with the job for people neglected by the Sydney-centric major parties.
“You can’t sit in Sydney and read the newspaper to find out what’s going on – you need to get out and talk to real people who have real-life experience on the ground.”

I want to fix the backlog of problems in NSW – education, health, planning and the needs of country NSW.

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Mark spoke to Justin Smith on 2GB last night about how we must tackle radical Islamic terrorism, immigration and why Trump’s travel ban works. He also spoke about the problems facing Sydney and why he decided to join One Nation.

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It was announced this morning that Mark Latham will be NSW One Nation Leader and Legislative Council Candidate for the forthcoming NSW election on 23 March 2019.

Positive feedback from the public – and watching NSW’s decline – has contributed to Mark’s decision.
Electricity prices have doubled in a decade, school results are going backwards in international league tables, and Sydney is bursting at the seams because of Big Australia immigration and over-development.

These are some of the issues Mark will be tackling with down-to-earth policy.

The current Berejiklian Government is out of touch – Mark will be bringing common sense back into NSW politics.

“We need a break from rapid population growth, a chance for jobs, services and transport links to catch up. That’s one of the reasons I’ve joined One Nation and become its NSW leader for the March State election,” says Latham. “Senator Pauline Hanson has been Australia’s leading voice for a major cut in immigration numbers. Having lived in Sydney all my life, I want to play a role in saving the city from over-population and perpetual congestion.”

Latham will also be campaigning to end the Left-wing discrimination against men and boys. “Parties change and evolve over time,” he says. “The One Nation I’ve joined is pro-merit and anti-discrimination, supporting the traditional Australian ‘fair go’.”

Mark adds, “I’m running for elected office again because of the way our civilisational values (free speech, merit selection, resilience and love of country) are under siege from the Left.

“Like many Australians I’m worried about the country’s future, especially the direction the education system is taking with the rise of identity politics, gender fluidity programs and ‘snowflake schools’.

“I can’t stand by and watch this unnecessary loss of traditional Australian values and the ‘fair go’ principle. I want to play a role in NSW politics in defending our civilisational values.”

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