Ted O’Brien, LNP Candidate for Fairfax said he had begun campaigning on a totally positive agenda for nearly 10 months and intended to continue that all the way.
“I have refused to enter into slanging matches and react to personal attacks from other candidates,’’ he said.
“All I am asking is for the people of Fairfax to make a realistic choice when they vote this Saturday.
“Consider the properly costed and well defined policies that Tony Abbott and the team have put forward and the initiatives I have announced and their affect in Fairfax.
“Tony Abbott has said he will be the infrastructure Prime Minister if elected and that means carrying out the $1.7billion dollars for the upgrades to the Bruce Highway and other projects.
“LNP’s pledges for restoring stability and growth to the economy will result in a strong drive for jobs particularly for the young in Fairfax which has one of the worst youth unemployment rates in Australia. Incentives for the young to stay in jobs and payments to business to employ older workers are positive steps in this direction.
“The Green Army projects I announced are positive steps for employment and the environment of the Maroochy and Mary River Catchments. More such projects are expected as a total 15,000 jobs around Australia are created in the Green Army.
“Mental health research and treatment projects will be particularly aimed at the under 25’s and steps to improve the health and care of the aged are planned with both the age groups being higher than average in Fairfax. Cheaper medicines for retirees are included along with dementia research.
“I have also pledged $100,000 for local surf lifesaving clubs such as Coolum Beach, Marcoola, Mudjimba and Maroochydore and $100,000 for public safety measures in Nambour and Maroochydore.
“So voters should be positive and realistic in weighing up the real strengths of a stable and experience Coalition when making their choice,” he said.