Australian Democrats are back - on a Murray Bridge street corner

Tim Burrow campaigns in Murray Bridge. Photo: Peri Strathearn.
Tim Burrow campaigns in Murray Bridge. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

Tim Burrow jokes that he should have launched his election campaign over Easter - the season for resurrection.

The former Agribusiness Australia executive is running for the Democrats, the crossbench party which once had as many as nine Senators but was deregistered due to a lack of members in 2016.

Now it's back - in this case, on the corner of a busy Murray Bridge intersection, with Mr Burrow wearing a green and gold sandwich board.

"Voters are ready for us to come back," he enthused.

"They've almost been missing us."

He said he had always wanted to be in politics, but was advised to join a party rather than running as an independent.

As ever, he said the Democrats would stand for decency in democracy, for finding common ground rather than bickering - and for keeping the bastards honest, including with a federal ICAC.

He would also advocate for regional South Australia, the source of more than half of the state's wealth and the only possible solution, he said, to climate change.

"If we want to have an Earth in 100 years' time, a lot of action is going to have to take place in the regions," he said.

"Farmers are the most significant custodians of the countryside: water, soil and air."

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