There’s a new political party on the block in WA and it's claiming to be older and wiser.
WA Senate Candidate for The Mature Age Australia Party, Stuart Donald, is a Navy ex-service man and small business owner.
He told UniPollWatch that he is passionate about pensioners and our country.
“I’ve got a transport company at the moment, and I know what the economy is going through, I know what the people are feeling, and I know what small business’ are going through,” Donald said in a ABC Radio interview.
“I’ve been involved in corporate Australia, so I am pretty well rounded and know exactly what Australians are thinking and the real people are thinking, and how they are hurting.”
After watching many political issues on television, he decided to run in the election and to fight for the pensioners who he thought are bullied and picked on by the Government.
He told UniPollWatch that when the election came along, he decided that he was going to stand up and have a go. "I have the guts, fortitude and determination to represent the people,” he said.
“I will fight the government in the trenches until ALL Australians get a fair deal.
“I don’t mind being the superhero in the corner.”
Shortly after Donald joined The Mature Age Party as the WA representative and Terry Snell representing the East coast, as joint Directors and co-CFO’s of the party for the 2016 elections.
According to Donald’s candidate profile his policies cover a wide range of issues, from protecting and restoring eroded pensioner entitlements, higher tax for foreign owned companies operating in Australia, for funding for homelessness and pensioners to be deemed a higher priority than helping refugees of asylum seekers, and tougher mandatory sentences and bigger prisons to lock up more offenders for longer.
“Respect is missing in Australian Politics at the moment,” he said.
“It’s going backwards, I think there are a lot of people out there who don't trust Politicians at the moment. And, I just saw no-one really standing up and having a fight.
“It’s just so wrong - so many injustices in the Country.”
According to Homelessness Australia statistics, there’s currently over 106,000 homeless Australians who don't have a bed to sleep in at night.
“What's more frightening, just in Perth alone, there’s more than 7,500 homeless people and a large majority of them are ex-service men,” he said.
“Service men who fought for our Country, came back home and have been dumped. There are no more wars to go to, now they are not looked after.
“What sort of a nation are we, we send our service men overseas to fight, they come back and they end up homeless.”
Donald believes he can bring to the community; honesty, confidence, and courage. He's fighting for true democracy in Australia, where policies are formed by the members for the members.
“I will fight for fair go for ALL Australian people. To be proactive in the need for change for the betterment, and to present the constituents in an open, positive and transparent honest manner.”
Carina's interview with Stuart Donald is here: https://soundcloud.com/user-802511020/stuart-interview