*ED Husic, Labor MP
Voting is a special right - many in other parts of the world don’t get to have their say at a ballot box. So please make your vote count. I hope you vote for a MP who will stand up for you, getting things done for the community. Since my election in 2010 I’ve secured $4m to help redevelop Mt Druitt Library, got Medicare back to Mt Druitt, fixed broadband black spots in Woodcroft, helped improve local schools and healthcare services and got funds for Blacktown Council to fight graffiti in Rooty Hill. With your support I can keep being a voice and fighter for our community.’’
Isabelle White, Liberal
I am proud to be part of Tony Abbott’s team and standing as a candidate in the electorate of Chifley. The Coalition has a plan to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia. We will also reduce cost of living pressures by freeing families from the burden of the carbon tax. Speaking to voters here in Western Sydney it is clear to me that people are seeking real change and a genuinely united government. The Coalition will deliver a better future for all Australians. Chifley has been taken for granted for far too long and the people of this electorate deserve better than the chaos, division and dysfunction of the Labor Party.’’
Ben Hammond, Greens
While the others fight each other, we stand up for what matters. The Greens are the only party that fully supports marriage equality, 100% of Green MPs have consistently voted for this and if elected I would continue that tradition.
We would raise $43 billion, partially by taxing the super profits of the big banks, and by cutting corporate welfare to the mining industry, and making the polluters, not people, pay for their mess. This is money that should be spent on healthcare, education and raising the Newstart single rate & Youth Allowance payments by at least $50 per week. David Vincent, Christian Democratic Party
‘‘I believe all life is a miracle from God Himself.I will fight hard to protect life. I am totally against all drugs and 100 per cent for protecting our children and young people from drugs. A safe, drug-free country I will fight for. I will do all I can to strengthen our families. Homelessness,child abuse,family break ups and lack of respect amongst family members, must be addressed. All life is priceless.All people,from inside the womb to the elderly, should have the right to a safe life.This I will fight for.’’
*Michael Wright, Democratic Party
‘‘To those of you voting for the first time do not take this lightly.
Making the wrong decision could make life difficult for you for many years to come. You need to choose someone who has the interest of the people at heart rather than themselves. It is very easy when you are young to fall for a show pony or a glib salesman. Make a wise decision.’’
*Ammar Khan, independent
‘‘I present my constituents my vision to bring about a new generation of leadership in politics - leadership with no negativity and high cooperation. I present my great vision and heartfelt goal for a world-class Chifley – an economic powerhouse for NSW and Australia, a hub of quality education, employment and healthcare. I would like to make a positive contribution to our national economy, social welfare, and immigration that upholds our national interests. And I will always work hard to ensure that we are a proactive and industrious nation. If it is to be, it is up to me!’’
*Chris Buttel, Palmer United Party
‘‘First time voters are in a unique position in this election because they can vote for a first time party. Your parents have only ever known of a choice between two parties, and these two parties are now so similar that there appears to be no choice at all. Generation Y has the opportunity to bring in a new era of multi-party governance in Australia. Most European countries operate under this system. You have the opportunity to break the Lib/Lab stranglehold on Australian politics. Vote 1 Palmer United Party, and use your preferences wisely.’’
*Elizabeth Power, One Nation
‘‘I’ve got integrity and will fight for people’s rights. I’ve lived in western Sydney for most of my life. I went to Blackett Public and Plumpton High school. I know western Sydney, have young kids and want everyone to know I’m here for the people in this community.’
THE Star asked Chifley candidates what they would say to first time voters to convince them to vote for them. All but one responded. Attempts to contact Australia First Party candidate Alex Norwick was unsuccessful.