Michael Byrne For Holsworthy: One Nation Will Build An Extra 3,000 Commuter Car Parking Spaces At Edmondson Park And Leppington Stations

Statement by Mark Latham, NSW One Nation Leader

I am delighted today to announce that the One Nation candidate for the seat of Holsworthy will be Michael Byrne, an experienced community leader and strong fighter for Liverpool.

His work over many decades at the East Liverpool Progress Association has been outstanding. Michael stands up for better government and a fairer deal for local people.

The lack of State Government planning to accommodate rapid population growth in Liverpool has been disgraceful.

This can be seen at Leppington and Edmondson Park railway stations each day. Even though they were opened just four years ago, the lack of commuter parking spaces has produced chaos, overcrowding and unsafe conditions on surrounding streets.

There can be no clearer demonstration of government failure than this basic neglect of sound planning in South-West Sydney.

Given the extra population growth projected at Leppington, west to the Badgerys Creek Airport site, the parking problem is just beginning.

Urgent action is needed to overcome the shortfall. This is why One Nation will use $90 million from its $200 million Commuter Car Parking Fund to build 1,500 extra parking spaces at Edmondson Park and 1,500 at Leppington.

Only One Nation has a fair dinkum policy. Labor has committed to just 300 extra parking spots at Leppington and the Liberals and Labor 700 new spaces at Edmondson Park.

This is nowhere near enough. The combined Labor/Liberal effort is only one-third of what’s needed.

Leppington currently has 850 spaces and under One Nation’s policy it will have 2350. Edmondson Park has a paltry 400 spots now, with One Nation taking this to 1900.

Only Michael Byrne will get the job done, delivering better government and planning for this fast-growing part of Sydney.

I also want to pay tribute to the tireless efforts of local campaigner Michael Andjelkovic and the many people who have signed his petitions calling for extra station parking. Michael has given this issue a profile no decent political party can ignore.

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NSW One Nation today, announces Janet Kayes as one of our Legislative Council Candidates. Janet will be number 4 on the ticket.

Janet would bring to Parliament a wide range of experience having been self-employed for over 40 years. She has manufactured ultra violet swimwear for the Cancer Council in addition to exporting. With imports flooding the market, it became difficult to compete in manufacturing. To support her family, as a single mum with four children, she retrained in real estate. Janet is a fully Licensed Real Estate Agent with 22 years’ experience and now works independently through her Boutique Agency.

She brings with her a host of life experiences; she is a hard and a tenacious worker. To sustain her family over the years, she took on second jobs, working of a night, including a Biosecurity Officer.

Janet says, “I’m standing for One Nation as they have the courage and fortitude to state openly, and passionately what the hard working, salt of the earth population is crying out for. Pauline Hanson and Mark Latham aren’t ‘cringing in a corner’ like politicians in the mainstream parties, who are being governed by the hysterical, fear mongering of minority groups. One Nation is pushing back to bring back a true, transparent democracy. Our politicians aren’t listening; they are turning their backs on the wishes of the people and have a ‘holier-than-thou attitude’.

“Our children are being indoctrinated by a bland, dumbing down education system. NSW has turned into a nanny state and Australia is looking down the barrel of being a third world country. I have the fire in my belly and want to stand up and be counted on behalf of future generations.

“I’m passionate about the loss of our freedom of speech, the gag on transparency and democracy which is now at a gallop. We are being deceived, manipulated and lied to by the omission of truth. Suppression Orders in our Courts have doubled since 2011. Some crimes are being committed with anonymity in addition to some statements of facts being withheld. In many cases the law spends more time and effort protecting the guilty instead of the victims. We are not experiencing open justice.

 “One Nation is a ‘no nonsense’ party, straight shooting and speaking out for the frustrated silent majority. They are giving us a voice and making us feel more empowered to make sure that our future generations will not be shackled by this ongoing political correctness, which is out of control.”

Read NSW One Nation policies here >> https://nsw.onenation.org.au/policies/

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NSW One Nation today announces local businesswoman Emma Eros as our Candidate for the State Seat of Hornsby. Emma is a young mother, a grandmother and is married to an Australian plumber. She owns and runs a successful plumbing construction company and is a licensed plumber herself.

Over the course of a substantial career in business management, Emma says. “I have developed my professional practice from providing operations support and office management to Senior Management Executive (SME) positions into heading up my own business enterprises.”

As a proud Australian Muslim woman, Emma will be a great asset to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party. She’s full of energy and fresh ideas for the many problems confronted by Hornsby and Australia. One of her main concerns for our area at present is the exceedingly poor infrastructure in and around the area.

The density building approvals that are being handed out are occurring prior to the greater need for infrastructure being adequately addressed.

The increased infrastructure which is exclusively required in Hornsby and is lagging way behind will contribute to the ever growing creation of traffic congestion. 

Emma is also passionate about hospital parking. She says, “Parking should be free at all times for hospital staff and free for the first three hours for any visitors. There should be a discount applied for families who are visiting long term patients on a regular basis.”

“These car parks were built with taxpayer money, so the taxpayer should get to decide what happens with them. Besides, hospital facilities should not be turned into a business by privatisation.”

Emma is equally concerned about the growing youth drug problem around Hornsby and the wider neighbourhood including the train stations that never seem to be tackled with any real solutions.

She says, “a workable solution must be found for the safety of the youth and the wider community.”

As a long time local, Emma is a common household name within Hornsby and brings to One Nation Party a wealth of business and personal experience.

Emma believes that Australia is, first and foremost, for Australians.

“We have been strengthened by the many that have preceded us, those who have come here to join us from far and wide. This strengthening tapestry of our nation has enriched our country and there are many success stories that have emerged from its weaving,” she says.

Emma is tired of the same problems that are raised time and time again by the same old tired politicians and feels that it is time for someone to lead the charge on these problems as Australians are sick and tired of Labor and Liberal.

Emma says, “The two major parties are basically the same. The way to get out of this two party trap is by voting for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. I’m happy to be a part of Pauline Hanson’s team and I look forward to contributing to its success as they continue our communities and the nation.”

Read NSW One Nation’s policies here >> https://nsw.onenation.org.au/policies/

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NSW One Nation today announces Thomas Weyrich as our Candidate for the State Seat of Murray. Thomas is a 62-year-old motor mechanic, operating a business in Moama which employs three people. This year is his 40th wedding anniversary and September this year marks 20 years as a local government councillor. Thomas has also been Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Murray Shire.

Thomas was a previous member of the National Party around 15 years ago for a short time.

Thomas says, “The water issue is of great concern to people of regional NSW. I’ve said for many years that good knowledge and good science don’t have a place in this debate.

“I believe there are political reasons that we are in this mess – and the Nats don’t appear to be too concerned. Indeed, they are the junior members of the Coalition.

“The Nats promised to reverse decisions around State Forests and National Parks – it hasn’t happened. Infrastructure is also concern and spending $20 million on a police station that’s only half occupied is not satisfactory either. Having been in small business most of my adult life, and being a councilor, holds me in good stead to deal with major issues.”

Read NSW One Nation’s policies here >> https://nsw.onenation.org.au/policies/

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NSW One Nation today announces Richard Orchard as our Candidate for the State Seat of Goulburn. Richard has had a wealth of experience working in the real world and prides himself on being an “Ordinary Australian”. Currently he runs a small business, and also worked in Government. He worked as assistant for the late Alby Schultz (former Member for Hume) serving an apprenticeship in how to be a great local member, from a much-loved mentor.

Richard is a Vocational Teacher by Profession, having worked for NSW State Emergency Service throughout the Goulburn Electorate for 15 years, as a senior member for the State Learning and Development Team.

Before that Richard worked for Department of Primary Industries for 8 years and Corrections for 3 years. He is an expert in the field of Government.

Richard has lived in Goulburn for over 30 years, and loves the city and the surrounding communities. He is also involved in community theatre, and is a classically trained singer and sings weekly at the St Saviour’s Cathedral with the choir.

Thanks to his profession as a teacher, Richard is particularly passionate about improving Vocational Education and Training options for local students, and exploring ways of better targeting university courses to jobs that exist, and make this education free again.

Richard is interested in local issues – the 90% of things we can all agree on, including Hospitals, Schools, Roads, Public Transport, Jobs and Industry, and Rural Community and Agricultural Industries.

Richard says: “What the Goulburn electorate needs is a vocal LOCAL member, a person who will not be dragged off to be a Government Minister to leave the electorate to fend for itself. We also need a person who is not merely making up numbers in a Sydney run Government, with their puppet strings pulled by the faceless men of the Establishment Liberal and Labor Parties.

One Nation stands for delivering all the things we can agree on, the needs of all ordinary Australian people. As One Nation State Member, I will be able to loudly campaign for what we as ordinary people need – Health, Education, Transport, Roads, Energy Pricing, Cost of Living Pressures, and Jobs and the Local Economy.

The Sydney Elites like to call us “populists” as if that’s a bad thing. But a populist is someone who spends their time talking to their local constituents, finding out their needs from government, and representing those needs so that they get outcomes. For too long Elite Parties have had it all their own way – they get people elected, and then do exactly what they think is best for you. I guarantee to be your ears, your voice, and your champion – not a puppet with strings pulled from Sydney. Make no mistake – Mark Latham’s team CAN run a great government”

Read NSW One Nation’s policies here >> https://nsw.onenation.org.au/policies/

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NSW One Nation today announces Charlie Fenton will run in Wollondilly.

Mark Latham will be launching Charlie at The Royal Hotel in Bowral at 11am.

Charlie was previously a loyal member of the National Party (since 1986). He stood for the party in 2003 in the state seat of Port Macquarie. He advocated for the needs of rural communities but no longer felt the Nats was the right party for him.

The Nats’ loss is One Nation’s gain.

Charlie lives in the Southern Highlands where he breeds Dorper sheep and is heavily involved in the community.

Charlie says, “In many ways I feel that I have been in training for this job for 40 years. As a 4th generation publican, I have a genuine passion for seeing people, businesses and communities prosper. During four decades in the hotel game I have run pubs from Leeton to Taree, Sydney and the Southern Highlands. This has exposed me to people literally from every walk of life and equipped me with the skills to deal with the broadest cross-section of people.”

Read NSW One Nation’s policies here >> https://nsw.onenation.org.au/policies/  

One Nation NSW today announces Mick Jackson as our no.3 Upper House Candidate. Mick grew up in South-West Sydney and resides in the Camden area. He is currently a Train Driver with a background in Police and Emergency Services. He is involved with his local Rural Fire Brigade and SES Unit. Mick is also the State Director for One Nation NSW and sits on the State Executive.

Mick’s involvement in politics and the party started a little over two years ago when, fed up with the two-party duopoly, he wanted to give people in NSW and Australia a viable third choice.

Mick says: “In NSW we’ve had eight years of a left leaning, self-serving, asset selling LNP Government. Preceding that we had 16 years of Labor Government plagued with incompetence and corruption. The people of NSW deserve better. I’m keen on listening to the community and representing their actual needs and concerns – this is currently missing from politics at all levels and has been for some time.”
Mick’s local policy focus will be (but not limited to):

  • An end PC to madness – abolishment of gender employment quotas (especially within the Public Sector, for a return to praising hard work ethic where recruitment is merit based)
  • A sustainable, workable plan for lower immigration – Sydney needs a breather so jobs, transport infrastructure, schools, hospitals and services can catch up to the rapid population increase.
  • Support for our Police and Emergency Services.

Behind the scenes, Mick is leading our co-ordination efforts for Election Day and looking for supporters to assist Mark and the NSW Team on polling booths across the State. Please let him know how you can help at: nswvolunteers@onenation.com.au

STATEMENT: CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENT – MIRANDA

NSW One Nation today announces Gaye Cameron as our Legislative Assembly candidate for the Seat of Miranda. Gaye is married, living with her husband and daughter in Sylvania, Gaye’s career spans 30 years including all tiers of Government, Private Sector, Education Sector, and Non-for-Profit areas, specialising in risk management, health & safety, and emergency management. 

Gaye has also been actively involved as a volunteer for 13 years with the NSW State Emergency Service, where she was the Local Controller/ Area Commander for the City of Randwick. Gaye has witnessed first hand the devastation of disasters on local communities, including floods, storms, and fires. Gaye has also been on many State and Local Planning Committees, including the recent Sutherland Shire Flood Planning Committee. Based on Gaye’s experiences and education, she will be focusing on many local issues affecting the residents of Miranda.

Some of Gaye’s key areas of focus will be (but not limited to):

* Over-development and congestion in Miranda

* Bringing back trades: Apprenticeships & Traineeships (University is not for everyone)

* Improved Transport – buses and extended hours

* Holding down road-user charges to a reasonable, affordable level

* Making the NSW Workers Compensation system fairer

* Swim to Live – all Primary School Children to Learn to Swim

* Aged Care – Client to Carer Ratios & Implement Recommendations from Royal Commission

* Waterways & Streets – Clean up our waterways & re-tree our roads/streets

* Education – Lets get back to basics and remove socialist nanny state ideologies in the curriculum 

Gaye says: “Based on my own beliefs, experiences and life in general, One Nations policies and platform are aligned. Like many others, I feel disillusioned and betrayed by the two old major parties and how they continually deceive the people.

“One Nation will be a highly valuable, robust and tenacious alternative. Although One Nation is a small party, we are not restricted and bound in policy by allegiances to donors, be it big corporate entities or trade unions.

“One Nation is a party that represents everybody including the hard-working mums and dads of NSW, which in recent times, have been neglected by the major parties. One Nation policies are for the melioration of NSW as a whole, and not to represent vocal minority groups. One Nation provides a common sense, practical, logical and straightforward approach to everyday problems faced my fellow residents of Miranda, and the State of New South Wales.”

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NSW One Nation today announces Rod Roberts as our Upper House candidate. Rod has retired from NSW Police Force where he served as a Detective and Sergeant for nearly 20 years. Rod has lived in Goulburn since 1991 – he has 28 years’ experience of living in a rural community. He will be focusing on issues facing Country and Regional NSW during the state campaign and visiting areas across the state for discussions with local communities.

Rod says: “One Nations policies, platforms and philosophy align very closely with my own beliefs. Like many others I am disappointed and disenchanted with the two major parties. I believe One Nation is the only strong and viable alternative. Being a small party One Nation is not restricted and bound, in policy by allegiances to donors, be it big corporate entities or trade unions. It is a party that represents everybody including the everyday mums and dads of NSW, which have recently been neglected by the major parties. One Nation policies are for the betterment of the State as a whole and not to represent vocal minority groups. I believe One Nation provides a common sense, practical, logical and straightforward approach to everyday problems faced by the community of NSW.”

Rod Roberts is Mark Latham’s running mate and will be number two on the ticket.

Read NSW One Nation’s policies here >> https://nsw.onenation.org.au/policies/

Good piece in Penrith Press about our visit this morning. We announced our local candidate and how One Nation plans to tackle overcrowding:

“One Nation’s NSW leader Mark Latham made the journey to Penrith on Friday morning to announce Lapstone-based security trainer Carl Halley is the party’s candidate for the upcoming March state election.

“Standing alongside Mr Halley at Penrith station, Mr Latham raised the local issues he planned to target, with over-population and over-development his main priorities.

“We want to address the issues affecting the local community and top of the list is over-population and over-development, where there are a number of people moving in that it is almost impossible for the government to plan and provide the services that are needed,” Latham told the Press…”

Read the article in full here.

You can read our NSW One Nation policies in full here.