The electorate of Flinders Australian Conservatives candidate Tony Parker says he is running to give the electorate some choice.
The Port Lincoln Times reports Mr Parker, who farms at Ungarra and lives in Port Lincoln, said his campaign would revolve around family values, common sense and principles.
He said his biggest concern was the reliability, stability and affordability of electricity on the Eyre Peninsula.
“You can do nothing without electricity...live five minutes without air, 14 days without food, how long without electricity?,” Mr Parker said.
“No petrol, no phone, no doctors, supermarket shelves are empty, no money and no ATM.”
He said electricity and healthcare were a combined problem and he would try to address both.
“You can’t have healthcare without electricity,” he said.
He said the Australian Conservatives would focus on supporting palliative care by increasing the amount of money available to the sector.
Mr Parker said he supported nuclear power as an alternative to other energy sources and believed the push for renewable energy was not efficient or worthwhile for the consumer.
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