Thursday, 12 August 2010

Candidates For Bass Share Their Beliefs

Candidates for the Federal Seat of Bass were given an opportunity to address the Christian community on Wednesday night at the Tailrace Centre in an event organised by the Australian Christian Lobby. Each of the Lower House Candidates fielded questions on their views that Christians in particular feel strongly about. Three Senate Candidates, from each of the major political parties were also present both giving their perspective on a range of issues and responding to questions from the floor. 
ACL Moderaters, Mark Brown, Rod Jesson
Senators Helen Polley and Guy Barnett shared how they both held common views regarding marriage, abortion, and euthanasia. Greens Senate candidate, Mr Peter Whish-Wilson, shared his views on these issues stating, “I know I’m not going to win any votes for these positions, but I didn’t expect to in a gathering like this.” Steve Titmus spoke of his desire to be a long-term member for Bass who would use his background as a journalist to listen to what the electorate is saying. “I would be Bass’s representative in Canberra rather than Canberra’s representative in Bass”, he told the near capacity audience.
Senator Guy Barnett

Mr Adrian Watts,
 Citizens Electoral Council Candidate
Adrian Watts, the Citizens Electoral Council candidate, spoke in support of marriage, “Although I must confess, even though I am a father of 3 children and have been in a relationship with the same woman for 30 years, that I am not married”, he said. 
Candidates were each given an opportunity to make concluding comments. Senator Barnett, who has been placed third on the Liberal Senate Team ticket and therefore faces an extreme uphill battle to be re-elected, noted that Christian views were held by candidates on both sides of politics and he therefore encouraged his audience to vote below the line in the Senate Election to ensure that these particular candidates received support from the Christian community of Tasmania. 
Senator Helen Polley, Labor Senate Candidate
Mr Peter Whish-Wilson, Greens Senate Candidate speaking to the crowd at the Australian Christian Lobby's Meet Your Candidate Forum, held at the Tailrace Centre, Wednesday August 11th.

No comments:

Post a Comment