Australian Conservatives and Family First announced on April 27 they are joining forces to provide an even stronger conservative voice across the country.
The amalgamation was created to unite conservatives and strengthen the conservative voice in parliament both in South Australia and nationally.
As a farmer and a country person I am delighted with the amalgamation.
South Australia and Australia needs one strong voice for conservative voters, and unlike the many parties that are city-centric focussed or who fight against farmers on issues such as animal husbandry, Australian Conservatives will be a strong voice for rural and regional people and farmers.
Australian Conservatives will be the true country party that will ensure that whoever is in government, whether here in SA or federally, will need to do much more for country SA.
Unlike the Nick Xenophon Team and the Greens, we understand the importance of live cattle and sheep exports and would rather see good Australian animal welfare standards adopted rather than banning live exports and having third world countries exporting without the high standards Australia is known for.
Farmers need less red tape and more focus from government on growing commodity prices and value-adding farm gate produce.
Country hospitals, roads and schools will also be a major focus for the Australian Conservatives.
No matter what major party people vote for in the lower house, I would encourage them to support Australian Conservatives in the upper house because the track record and future commitments from Australian Conservatives’ members will be a fair go for all, including our country people.
Robert Brokenshire, Australian Conservatives MP