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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: LNP candidate for Callide Colin Boyce addresses the locals at a meeting in Jandowae on Thursday night.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: LNP candidate for Callide Colin Boyce addresses the locals at a meeting in Jandowae on Thursday night. Sam Flanagan

FIVE parliamentary hopefuls converged in Jandowae on Thursday night to convince a small but vocal contingent of locals as to why they would be the best to lead Callide into the future.

One Nation's Sharon Lohse was the first candidate to take the floor, using her time to throw support behind repealing the vegetation laws and standing up for property rights.

Ms Lohse also said she backed natural resources if it was scientifically sound.

Independent Sandra Anderson was next and declared that the biggest issue of this campaign was employment.

"Unemployment has lead to drug problems and the disintegration of community towns.... it's something I want fix,” Ms Andersin said.

Robbie Radel of Katter's Australian Party enforced that KAP was the only party 100 per cent focused on rural and regional areas, and declared he wants "equality for man on the land”.

LNP hopeful Colin Boyce was up next, and said with the range industries in Callide he saw the electorate as "the engine room of the state”.

"I would invest in roads, bridges and dams to get Queensland moving again,” Mr Boyce said.

The last man standing was The Greens Jaiben Baker, who stated he wanted to lower the energy price as well as recognise farmers as stewards as the land.

The only candidate who wasn't present was Labor's Darren Blackwood.

The state election will take place on November 25.

Topics:  callide callide candidates callide electorate dalby jandowae queensland election state election 2017


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