I REGRET that Mr Pitt's message was deleted off my Facebook wall by one of my volunteers, but I certainly take his comments on board.
I have to disagree with him that the issue of illegal boat arrivals is being used for cheap political gain.
As a doctor I am very concerned by the cost, chaos and tragedy that has flowed from Labor's revolving door border policy. More than 45,000 people have made their way to Australia by boat under Labor, enough to populate Taree. The cost has been at least $10 billion and most importantly more than 1000 lives have been lost at sea.
I cannot support a policy or a government whose policy has led to these outcomes. If I am elected I will vote to reintroduce proven measures such as turning the boats around where safe to do so and temporary protection visas.
We will stop the boats and this will save lives and taxpayer funds.
In regards to coal seam gas I am very concerned about the potential impact on the environment.
I love the Manning and I do not want to see the pristine natural environment damaged. That's why I believe that no coal seam gas development should occur where it poses a significant risk to water.
Strategic agricultural land is the backbone of the region and should be protected from activities that destroy its capacity to deliver us food security.
I also think it is very important that landholders and communities get a fair return from coal seam gas projects. Additionally, I do not support coal seam gas developments in close proximity to residential areas.
I have invited Mr Pitt to provide me with his phone number so I can personally discuss his issues.