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Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Page: 14097


Mr HARTSUYKER (Cowper) (13:47): At the forthcoming election, the people of Cowper have an important decision to make. The Nationals have a great candidate running for Cowper at the next election in Pat Conaghan. Pat is a Kempsey boy, a former policeman and now a lawyer. Pat understands the needs of the people of Cowper. Pat knows that the people of Cowper do not want a retiree tax. Pat also knows that there are reports in the media today that some 50,000 pensioners will be slugged by Labor's retiree tax. Pat Conaghan knows that Cowper's pensioners don't want Labor's retiree tax. Pat also knows that the people of Cowper want strong and secure borders. I say to the people of Cowper: if you want secure borders and you don't want a retiree tax, vote for Pat Conaghan.

A vote for Labor is a vote for a retiree tax, and a vote for Labor is a vote to dismantle our border protection system. But also lurking in the shadows is a candidate who pretends to be independent but in fact is nothing but a Labor stooge, and that's Rob Oakeshott. So if you want a retiree tax, you can also vote for Rob Oakeshott, because he will give you Labor. If you want to destroy our border protection system, you can vote for Rob Oakeshott, because he'll give you Labor.