Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has endorsed Rosemary Moulden as their candidate for the Southern Downs electorate at this year’s Queensland election on Saturday 31 October.
From Murrays Bridge east of Warwick the mother of three spent most of her working career as a nurse until retiring in 2015.
“The nursing skills were just as handy on the farm after my husband and I decided to buy our 600 acre property back in 1984,” Rosemary said in a statement.
“We run Angus beef cattle which isn’t my favourite breed because they’re a bit wild, but I’m hoping their untamed nature has better prepared me for the savage behaviour of politics.”
At the 2019 federal election Rosemary Moulden secured 34.14% of the two-party preferred result in Queensland’s largest seat of Maranoa.
“It’s the future of farming in this state that really has me concerned,” she said.
“The Labor party has destroyed the spirit of our farming sector with their aggressive Vegetation Management Act, which robs the viability of land use and makes turning a profit so much harder, especially when you’re confronted with drought on top of the problem.
“Farming only has a future in Australia if we have water, and that’s why it’s critical Queensland invests in the Hybrid Bradfield Scheme.
“It was a One Nation policy we took to the 2017 state election and we will push it even harder at this election to have it built.”
Rosemary says she questions “the future of our own family farm and I hope when the time comes, one of our children will continue the legacy”.
“At some point, my husband and I will need to make a decision to either hand the stockwhip over to the kids or have it framed as a reminder of our farming history,” she said.
“My preference is to see them take the farm over, not let it go.
“I’m determined to start pushing back against the city politicians who are too quick to demonise farmers.
“People like Jackie Trad and Annastacia Palaszczuk underestimate the economic value farmers and regional Queensland bring to the state and it’s time we put a rocket up Labor and the LNP who’ve failed us for too long.”