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Steve Cansdell, the previous member for Clarence and current candidate for the Shooters, Fishers & Farmers party for Clarence has today announced he will be donating to charity his 2.5% pay rise from his Government pension to support the drought affected farmers struggling throughout NSW.
All past and present members of NSW Government this year received a 2.5% pay rise while at the same time failing to provide any assistance to our struggling farmers.
Steve is currently touring drought affected areas of NSW through Dubbo and Broken Hill. “Even Kangaroos and Emus are looking half starved, dams are empty, sheep lying in paddocks dead from no water or food’ said Steve. Farmers are telling him it’s the worst drought in living memory.
Since the National Party have failed our struggling farmers it now falls upon people like us to donate what we can to get them through this.
Steve’s calling on Chris Gulaptis, the sitting Nationals member for Clarence to follow suit and support our farmers. “If you won’t support our battling aussie farmers with government assistance the least you can do is to follow my lead and also donate your government pay rise to a charity to support our farmers.”
Steve also calls on John Barilaro the NSW Nationals Leader and Gladys Berejiklian the NSW Premier to urgently provide a drought relief package for farmers that includes freight and fodder subsidies instead of loans. “Something needs to be done now.”
“We are one of the few countries in the world who do not support our struggling rural sector.”
“The State Government have $1.5 billion to relocate the Powerhouse Museum, $2 billion for new stadiums but where is the support to our farmers who are struggling to survive in this one of the most severe droughts on record.” Said Steve.
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With the next NSW state election planned for March 2019 Steve Cansdell has stepped up to the mark. The people of Clarence need a strong voice in Sydney and Steve is our man.
The Grafton Hotel was home to the launch and Steve was joined by a huge cross section of the community. People know Steve will stand up for them, stand up for rural and regional values.
"I begin my campaign as the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party candidate for Clarence for the 2019 March State election. I was joined by over 50 people at The Grafton Hotel to announce my candidacy and I look forward to seeing you on the road."
Steve has been representing the people of Clarence for over 25 years. Elected as a member of the Grafton City Council in 1993 and holding that position until moving to the lower house of the NSW State Parliament in 2003 becoming parliamentary secretary to Police. Steve resigned from State Parliament in September 2011.
"I look forward to getting on the road and campaigning. Our community is full of amazing people and families, and I look forward to meeting you all."
Steve was the Australian Professional Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion in 1973 to 1974 and Queensland Professional Heavyweight Boxing Champion 1978 to 1981.
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