Lambert in race for Senate

March 14, 2019

South Australia's Conservative Party Senate candidate Rikki Lambert toured the state's northern and western areas this month as part of a regional tour for his campaign to be elected at the May federal election.

The Port Pirie Recorder reports, promising to fight for the interests of regional South Australians if elected, he said one of their key platforms was fighting energy costs.

Rikki is also optimistic about the need for nuclear power in Australia and dismissed wind power, "The unreliability of wind is clear to see," he told The Recorder.

One of the key messages being delivered by the Australian Conservatives is lower taxes, less red tape and less interference by government.

Mr Lambert highlighted governments subsidising business and said they were essentially picking winners, "The government picks
the ones that will stand up and the ones that fall over," he said.

Speaking of his chances of being elected, Mr Lambert was optimistic, given the now defunct Family First Party secured one of the
state's spots on the Senate at the last election.

He said with the Xenophon factor now diminished, his main fight for a spot on the Senate was against the Greens' Sarah Hanson-Young.

"South Australian country people are conservative people," he said.

As Rikki explained to Hills Radio's Alan Musa, if we can get enough Conservative Party Senators elected, the major parties will have to pass legislation that meets the common sense test.

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