Jane Prentice MP (Liberal National Party)
Ms Prentice lost internal party preselection to Brisbane city Councillor Julian Simmonds. “Impatient ambition, treachery and lies are now, more than ever, part of our political fabric,” Ms Prentice said in Parliament in early April, addressing her loss.
Julian Simmonds (Liberal National Party)
Here’s Mr Simmonds’ response to a request for comment:
“I am lucky enough to have grown up locally and now have chosen to raise our own family here.
Growing up in a small business family, I know there is no substitute for hard work.
I am passionate about making sure that your hard work is rewarded and that when you graduate you have the opportunity to be employed in your chosen field.
This can only happen if [we] have a government who manages the economy and provides for job creation.
It’s important to have your say on the things that matter to you this election- so if you have an issue you would like to discuss please get in touch 0482 014 306.”
Peter Cossar (Australian Labor Party)
“Peter works as an Actor, Teacher and Producer in the Performing Arts Industry and has a history of advocating for renewable energy, environmental protections and sustainable development – including advocating to stop the Mt Coot-tha Zip Line and to save Anzac Park.”
Jake Shoermer (The Australian Greens)
“I was part of the historic campaign that elected our first Greens MP to the Queensland Parliament, here in Brisbane’s west – and I believe that we can also elect a Green to the lower house of the Australian Parliament.
Ever since I first voted I have seen the parties in power abandon their policies but I am passionate about the Greens because we are a party that doesn’t back down on our principles.”
Larry Crouch (United Australia Party)
Rodney Miles (Pauline Hanson’s One Nation)
Andrew Banks (Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party)
Joanne Webb (Animal Justice Party)
Here’s Ms Webb’s response to a request for comment:
“This election is about change and decisive action on the climate crisis, saving koalas, protecting the Great Barrier Reef and banning live animal export. The AJP’s policies break-away from inherited thinking and antiquated practices.
We are the only Party addressing ALL contributors of global warming. The major parties focus solely on renewable energy, while ignoring animal agriculture, one of Australia’s oldest sectors and one of the biggest contributors to global warming.”